Schoolboy mugged by bottle thugs at Calder Road underpass

Police Scotland called about boy robbed near Broomhouse
Police Scotland called about boy robbed near Broomhouse
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A SCHOOLBOY was threatened by two thugs brandishing a glass Irn-Bru bottle as they mugged him for his mobile phone after following him on a bus.

The 15-year-old was also robbed of his bag during the lunchtime attack on Friday just yards from a busy Scotmid store.

Police Scotland said the teen had got on a Number 3 bus at Clerk Street around 12.30pm when he noticed male youths sitting behind him.

He got off at Calder Road and was taking the underpass to Broomhouse Grove when he was ambushed and threatened. His bag was found later thanks to another group of boys who saw what happened and retrieved it.

There was no description of his attackers, because they had been wearing either scarves or balaclavas and had their hoods up.

Detective Constable Peter Lyons said: ”This was a frightening attack on a young man, which has left him badly upset.

“We will not tolerate this type of attack in our communities and with this in mind we are eager to trace the two male suspects as soon as possible. We also wish to speak to the group of youths who assisted in the return of the victim’s bag.

“I would urge anyone who saw the pair on the number three bus or in the Calder Road area, around lunchtime on Friday, November 3, and saw anything suspicious, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Those with information were asked to contact officers at Corstorphine CID on 101, quoting incident number 1823 of November 3, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.