Fresh appeal for information following assault in Tranent

Police in East Lothian have released CCTV images of a man that officers wish to speak to in relation to an assault and robbery in Tranent at around 8.15pm on Thursday August 18 within the Mini Market on New Row.

Wednesday, 7th September 2016, 9:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th September 2016, 1:58 pm
CCTV footage released of the incident. Picture; contributed


During the incident, a shop assistant was assaulted and a four-figure sum was stolen.

Police believe that the man shown in the images may be able to assist them with their enquiries and would ask any members of the public that recognise him to come forward.

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The shop where the attack took place. Picture PA

The man is described as white, in his 40s, around 6’2” tall, of medium build with short brown hair and dark stubble. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark blue jacket, dark grey jeans, light brown boots, black gloves, dark scarf and a black trapper style cap.

Detective Constable John Fortune, of Dalkeith CID, said: “Although the shopkeeper did not require medical treatment, this was a very distressing incident for the members of staff involved.

“Consequently we would urge anyone who recognises the male, his description, or may have seen him in the area to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The shop where the attack took place. Picture PA