Man attacked and robbed on Ferry Road

Police are appealing for witnesses. Pic: File

Police are appealing for witnesses. Pic: File

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and robbed after getting off a bus on Ferry Road.

The attack happened near to the junction with Ferry Road Drive at about 11.25pm on Friday.

Detective Constable Sam Gillies, from Edinburgh CID, said: “A 39-year-old man got off a number 37 bus at Ferry Road and crossed towards Ferry Road Drive, where two men were loitering.

“As he approached to pass them one of them demanded his wallet before punching him on the face knocking him to the ground. They both then kicked and punched him on the head and body before stealing money from his pocket.

“The man was left very shaken by the assault but fortunately was not seriously hurt.

“The two suspects are described as white men with Scottish accents aged in their late twenties. One of them was of large build with short hair and the other was of skinny build wearing a grey woollen hat.”

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time or who saw anyone matching these descriptions loitering there earlier in the night. Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.