Two men assaulted and robbed in racist attack in Moredun

Two men were subject to a late night racially-motivated assault and robbery in the Moredun area.

Friday, 17th August 2018, 17:55 pm
Updated Friday, 17th August 2018, 17:59 pm
Craigour Drive. Picture: Danny Lawson

The incident took place around 9:20pm in Craigour Drive on Wednesday 15 August.

A 39-year-old man received injuries to his face and hand and a 41-year-old man a hand injury. The suspects also made comments that the victims interpreted as racist during the attack.

Two male suspects were seen running in the direction of Craigour Terrace. The first is described as white, of medium build, between 25 and 30-years-old, 5ft 8ins tall with short brown hair and a brown beard. He was wearing a white T-shit and grey joggers.

The second is described as white, of medium build, between 25 and 30-years old, 5ft 8ins tall and wearing a white T-shirt.

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Detective Chief Inspector Paul Grainger of Edinburgh CID said “This was a racially motivated assault and robbery that left two men with injuries.

“Our inquiries are ongoing and we would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen the suspects in the area to contact police immediately.”