Couple assaulted with fallen tree branches

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A COUPLE were attacked and struck with branches from trees which had fallen during last week’s bad weather.

The couple, in their 20s, were approached by a group of six or seven male youths as they walked along the footpath through Leith Links, parallel to John’s Place. After striking them, the youths demanded the male victim hand over his wallet.

The man surrendered his wallet, but was struck again before a large branch was thrown at his girlfriend, hitting her on the head.

The gang made off towards the Links Gardens/Restalrig Road area following the incident at around 1.30am on Saturday.

Anyone with any information can call 0131-311 3131.