Friday 30th October 2020,
North Edinburgh Community News

Police appeal for witnesses following Stockbridge assault

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information after an assault with intent to rob in the Stockbridge area.

The incident happened around 6.30pm on Thursday, 29 October, 2020, on India Place. A 25-year-old woman was walking along the road when she was approached by two males, one of whom grabbed hold of the women while the other tried to steal her handbag.

One of the males struck the victim in the face twice and caused her to fall to the ground. The victim didn’t require hospital treatment.

The first suspect is described as a white male, approximately between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing a dark coloured zipped jacket with the hood up, dark coloured trousers with a single white stripe on each leg and a plastic green monster Halloween mask.

The second suspect is described as a white male, approximately between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing dark cotton material clothing with the hood up and a red Halloween mask.

Detective Constable Zaira Marker, of Corstorphine CID, said: “We would urge anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and may have witnessed the assault or anyone who saw the males fitting the description before or after the incident to contact police.

“We would also ask anyone with dash-cam footage who was in the area around the time of the incident to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 2760 of 29 October.

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