Scottish Referendum journalist ‘mugged’ in Niddrie

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AN IRISH radio journalist was repotedly mugged in Edinburgh while covering the referendum.

Philip Boucher Hayes who works for Irish state broadcaster RTE said in a tweet the incident happened in Niddrie.

The BBC reported that he had to hand over his radio recording equipment and then agreed to pay £200 to the muggers to recover it.

He wrote: “Was told I was ‘lucky you’re not English’.”

The radio reporter repotedly said he had “a bruised ego and a sore jaw” but was “grand otherwise”.