Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Cyclists attacked and robbed man on bike in Edinburgh

Police are hunting two cyclists who attacked another man on a bike causing him to fall into a burn in Edinburgh.

The incident happened at about 18:45 on Sunday on the cycle path between Wardie Road and South Trinity Road.

A 50-year-old man was cycling near the Wardie Road Bridge when the pair started having a row with him.

They punched and kicked the man, causing him to fall. They then stole his wallet. He suffered a facial injury and was taken to hospital.

The pair made off towards Warriston Road.

Gaunt appearance

Officers have urged witnesses to come forward.

The first attacker was described as white, between 20 and 30 years old, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in, with a gaunt appearance. He was wearing a bomber jacket, jeans and trainers.

The second attacker was white, between 20 and 25 years old, 5ft and was wearing a light tracksuit and black beanie hat.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "The victim suffered a painful injury to his face and lost his wallet during this assault and we are now conducting local inquiries to identify the men responsible.

"Anyone who was in the area of the cycle path on Sunday evening and remembers seeing anything suspicious, or who recognises the descriptions of the suspects is asked to contact police immediately.

"Similarly, anyone with any other information relevant to this investigation is also asked to get in touch."

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