Scotland

Blind woman attacked by youths in Edinburgh

Hutchison Crossway
Image caption The victim was walking in Hutchison Crossway when she was attacked

A blind woman was knocked to the ground after being attacked by a gang of youths, police have said.

The 48-year-old victim was walking in Edinburgh's Hutchison Crossway at about 14:30 on Saturday when she heard the group behind her.

One of them made an offensive remark about her disability before she was struck on the back and fell to the ground.

A member of the public came to the woman's aid and she returned home.

Officers are attempting to indentify those responsible, and asked anyone with information to come forward.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "This was a cowardly assault on a defenceless woman who was unable to identify her attacker.

"As such, we would ask anyone who was in the area on Saturday afternoon and remembers seeing anything suspicious to contact police immediately.

"Similarly, anyone with more information that can help officers with their inquiries is also asked to come forward."

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