Youth punches cyclist in face

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was punched in the face during a row with a gang of youths.

The 37-year-old man was cycling in the Corbiehill area in the north of the city at 6.30pm on Tuesday when he was hit by a hooded youth.

The cyclist had just passed a group of 20 to 30 young people and following a dispute was struck in the face.

The group then fled and an ambulance crew was called to the scene shortly after 6.30pm and took the man to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.