Man, 18, arrested after late night handbag snatch in Musselburgh

A man is due to appear in court in connection with the assault and robbery of a woman in Musselburgh.

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 11:11 am
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 12:58 pm
The accused will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Ian Georgeson/TSPL

The incident happened around 11.20pm on Wednesday, March 20, when the 59-year-old was passing the rear of the Royal Mail sorting office in Mill Hill Lane.

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Woman robbed of handbag in late night Musselburgh assault

She was pushed to the ground and her handbag was pulled from her shoulder and stolen.

The woman sustained a minor head injury and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a precaution.

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An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with this and is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, Thursday, March 28.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Detectives would like to thank the local community for their support during this investigation.”

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