Edinburgh crime news: 10-year-old school boy robbed in the Capital in 'nasty and horrible incident'

A 10-year-old has been robbed while walking in the Trinity area of Edinburgh.

The boy was walking near the junction between Zetland Place and Stirling Road with two of his friends when he was approached by an older male youth.

The youth asked the boy to hand over his bad, and when the 10-year-old refused, he threatened him.

As a result, the child handed over some money.

Edinburgh crime news: 10-year-old school boy robbed in the Capital in 'nasty and horrible incident'

The youth was walking from the direction of Trinity Road with two others and after the incident, ran off the way they’d come.

The suspect has been described as aged 16 to 18-years old, around 5ft 9ins, of medium build with red hair.

He was wearing a black puffer-style jacket with the hood up, black tracksuit bottoms, black shoes and was carrying a black bag.

The incident took place around 5.30 pm on Thursday, and police are launching an appeal for information.

Detective Constable Rich Paton said: “This was a nasty and horrible experience for a school child who was out with friends on the way to a park. He has been left extremely upset by the incident.

“I am asking anyone who saw what happened to get in touch, particularly if you have ring-bell or dash-cam footage. In addition if you know the suspect or anything else that could help with our enquiries then please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2620 of Thursday, 31 March, or contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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