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OAP attacked while helping pregnant woman in Edinburgh

A pensioner was attacked as he tried to stop an assault on a pregnant woman in Edinburgh, police said.

The man, who walks with a cane, stepped in to help the woman after she was pushed to the ground following an argument which had begun in a pub.

The incident took place near the Tam O'Shanter bar in Leith at about 1900 GMT on 14 November.

Police hailed the "bravery" of the pensioner and asked him to come forward to help with the investigation.

'Real bravery'

The man, who is believed to be in his 60s, suffered a facial injury in the incident.

A Lothian and Borders police spokesman said: "The man showed real bravery to intervene in the assault, and we need to trace him in order that he can assist us with our inquiries.

"We would urge the man to get in touch with police as soon as possible.

"Similarly, if anyone knows of his identity then they should also contact us."

A 36-year-old man was arrested in connection with both assaults and appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

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