Teenager in unprovoked attack on pensioner

Police say the woman was left with a painful facial injury. Picture: Julie Bull
Police say the woman was left with a painful facial injury. Picture: Julie Bull
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A DOG-WALKING pensioner has been punched in the face by a teenager in an unprovoked assault near Wester Hailes.

The 65-year-old woman had been walking along Murrayburn Place on Tuesday afternoon when she was approached by two females and beaten.

Both suspects, described as being in their late teens and around 5ft 1in tall, then fled the scene.

The assault took place at an area just passed the play park at around 4.25pm.

The victim did not require medical attention.

Painful injury

One of the suspects had dark hair and wore a pink long-sleeved top while the other had dyed red hair.

Inspector Stevie Dolan said: “This was an entirely unprovoked assault that left an elderly woman with a painful injury to her face.

“Anyone who was in or around Murrayburn Place on Tuesday afternoon and remembers seeing anything suspicious, or who has information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone who recognises the description of these females is also asked to come forward.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.