Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee newspaper seller hurt in kiosk attack

Newspaper kiosk
Image caption The woman inside the kiosk suffered multiple fractures

A man who pushed over a newspaper kiosk, leaving the vendor with a broken leg, has been described as "mindless" by police.

The 26-year-old Evening Telegraph saleswoman was outside Boots in Dundee High Street when the man approached her and knocked over her kiosk.

The woman, who was knocked off her feet, suffered multiple fractures.

A spokeswoman for Tayside Police said: "This has been a mindless and apparently unprovoked attack."

The man responsible was 5ft 10in, had shoulder-length hair and was wearing a yellow Adidas tracksuit top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

He was with another man, believed to be about 6ft tall, who was wearing a green tracksuit top and black tracksuit bottoms.

Both men were last seen heading off in the direction of Whitehall Street after the attack, which took place at about 1715 GMT on Wednesday.

Tayside Police said they were scrutinising CCTV footage to trace the men and urged anyone with information about their identity to come forward.

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