Extra patrols since veteran attacked at home

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POLICE are carrying out extra patrols in Leith following an attack on a D-Day veteran in his home as detectives today made a fresh appeal for information.

John Lambert, 91, was left lying on the floor of his Duke Street flat for half an hour after a couple forced their way in and he was thrown to the ground. The Royal Scots veteran could not phone the police because the thugs had torn his phone from the wall during the raid on Friday at 3.20pm.

Detective Inspector Dave Pinkney said: “This appears to be a completely isolated incident and crimes of this nature remain rare in Leith and in Edinburgh as a whole. Nevertheless, patrols will be visible in Leith as we continue our inquiries.”

The female suspect is described as white, 40 years old, 5ft 6in with a thin build, weather-beaten face and long dark hair.

The male suspect is described as white, around 40 years old, 5ft 10in tall with a skinny build and a clean-shaven face.

Both were wearing dark clothing and spoke with local accents.