RTE radio journalist mugged in Edinburgh

A journalist with Irish state broadcaster RTÉ was mugged in Edinburgh while covering the Scottish referendum.

In a tweet about the incident Philip Boucher Hayes wrote: "Was told I was 'lucky you're not English'."

He had to hand over his radio recording equipment and then agreed to pay £200 to the muggers to recover it, he said.

The radio reporter told Dublin's Herald newspaper that he had "a bruised ego and a sore jaw" but was "grand otherwise".

In a tweet, he said the incident happened in Niddrie, a suburb of Edinburgh.

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