Police appeal for information following Oxgangs attacks

Police are seeking information following the attacks. Picture; John Devlin
Police are seeking information following the attacks. Picture; John Devlin
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Police in Edinburgh are looking to trace three teenage males in connection with separate attacks in the Oxgangs area of the city on Monday July 25.

The first of these incidents occurred at around 8:20pm when a 48-year-old pizza deliveryman was attacked at a block of flats in Oxgangs Grove.

Three males attacked him after demanding he hand over his pizza delivery striking him several times

At around 10:50pm a 49-year-old male taxi driver was attached and robbed when sitting in his vehicle on Oxgangs Avenue.

No money was handed over however the suspects did manage to steal the man’s mobile phone during the attack.

Local officers are now carrying out various lines of inquiry in an effort to trace the three suspects.

They are all described as white and aged between 14-17 years old.

The first male is said to be around 5ft 7inches tall and was wearing dark navy tracksuit top and grey bottoms.

The second suspect is around 5ft 9inches tall and wore a dark hooded tracksuit top and grey bottoms at the time of the attacks.

The final suspect is around 5ft 7inches tall and was wearing a dark tracksuit top, light coloured bottoms and white trainers.

Detective Inspector John Kavanagh of Corstorphine CID said: “Given the brazen nature of these attacks and the vicinity in which they were carried out we believe that both incidents are linked and had been carried out by the same culprits.

“Thankfully the victims escaped serious injury however it was an extremely traumatic experience for them and we are keen to arrest those responsible.

“Today, I’m appealing to anyone who recognises the descriptions of the suspects or who observed suspicious activity in the areas of Oxgangs Grove and Oxgangs Avenue on Monday night to come forward.”

Those with relevant information are asked to contact police on 101 or alternatively a report can be made anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.