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”.