Man attacked and robbed by six youths at 6am in Pilton

Police are investigating the attack. Picture: file
Police are investigating the attack. Picture: file
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A MAN has been injured afer being mugged by six youths at 6am in Pilton.

The attack happened near the Boswall Place exit on the walkway behind Morrisons that runs from Crewe Road North to Pilton Drive.

Police said the 57-year-old man was approached and assaulted by the six youths, who subsequently stole his phone.

The victim at the scene for minor facial injuries.

The first suspect is described as a white male, around 5ft, 14-years-old, with a skinny build. He had short dark hair and was wearing a black tracksuit.

The second and third suspects are described as white males, 15-16 years old, around 5ft 5in with skinny builds. They were dressed all in black and one of them had a bicycle.

The remaining three suspects are all described as white males, 17-18 years old, around 5ft 9in with skinny builds. All were wearing grey cotton tracksuits.

The group were last seen heading in the direction the Crewe Road.

Detective Constable Chris Harding said: “This was an unprovoked and cowardly attack on a lone man as he went about his daily business and we’re urging anyone with information which can help with our enquiries to come forward.

“In particular, we’re eager to trace two cyclists who were in the area at the time of the incident and who may be able to assist us in identifying the suspects.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.