Woman hurt in mugging

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A WOMAN was assaulted and robbed by a mugger who struck her on the head, knocking her to the ground, before stealing her handbag.

The 50-year-old victim was walking along Elgin Street in Leith at about 8.35pm on Friday when she was attacked.

The suspect ran off through Montgomery Park following the robbery. He is described as white, medium build, 6ft tall, and in his mid-20s to 30s. He was wearing a black hooded top with a black scarf covering his face, and a dark-coloured tracksuit.

A police spokeswoman said: “Fortunately the woman was not seriously injured in this incident, however, it has still been terrible experience for her.”