Dog walker, 65, punched in face in Murrayburn Place

A 65-year-old woman was assaulted as she was walked her dog in Edinburgh.

The victim was in Murrayburn Place at 16:25 on Tuesday when two girls approached her, one of whom punched her in the face.

They then ran off and the victim phoned the police. She did not require hospital treatment but was left with a painful injury, officers said.

The girls were white, in their late teens, about 5ft tall and with slim builds.

Unprovoked assault

One had dyed red hair and the other had dark hair and was wearing a pink long-sleeved top.

It is unclear which of the girls carried out the attack.

Police appealed for any witnesses to contact them.

Inspector Stevie Dolan, of Police Scotland, said the attack had been "entirely unprovoked".

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