Man, 23, seriously assaulted in Musselburgh shop before attacker tried to steal victim's motorbike

A 23-year-old man was seriously assaulted in a Musselburgh shop before the attacker tried to steal the victim's motorbike parked outside.

Monday, 19th August 2019, 8:48 am
The scene in Musselburgh on Thursday. Pic: TSPL

The incident happened at the Day-Today shop in North High Street at about 5:35pm on Thursday, August 15th.

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Police deal with assault in Musselburgh

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in East Lothian are investigating a serious assault and attempted robbery in Musselburgh.

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The scene in Musselburgh on Thursday. Pic: TSPL

"The incident happened around 5.35pm on Thursday 15th August.

"A 23-year-old man was attacked within a store in North High Street before an attempt was made to steal his motorcycle, which was parked outside.

"The victim sustained facial injuries and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

"Officers are currently following a positive line of inquiry."

A cordon was erected outside of the Day-Today shop in Musselburgh on Thursday evening following the incident, which police are not thought to be treating simply as a random attack.

No weapons were involved in the incident.