Man attacked after challenging garage thieves

The attack happened on Laverockbank Road. Picture: Google
The attack happened on Laverockbank Road. Picture: Google
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A MAN was attacked with a traffic cone after challenging a gang breaking into garages in Trinity.

Police say a group of five men forced entry to one of the units and attempted to break into a further four when the member of the public challenged them.

The men threw a traffic cone at the victim before making off from the area in a white van, similar to a Vauxhall Combo or Peugeot Partner.

Police have since been doing door-to-door inquiries to speak with residents.

The suspects are described only as white and aged between 17 and 25.

Constable Gordon Steven from Drylaw Police Station said: “This was a very distressing incident for the victim who confronted the men as they carried out these offences and we are keen to hear from anyone who was in Laverock Bank on Friday evening and remembers seeing anything suspicious. In addition, anyone who believes they know how we can trace the suspects, or who has any further information relevant to this inquiry, should also contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.