Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man sought for carjacking attempt in Edinburgh

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Image caption Police in Edinburgh have issued a description of the suspect

Police have appealed for witnesses following an attempted carjacking in Edinburgh.

A 60-year-old woman was sitting in her blue Peugeot 207 vehicle when a man opened the driver's door and attempted to snatch the keys.

The woman suffered bruised arms during the struggle but was not seriously injured.

The incident happened in the city's Citadel Court at about 1650 BST on Tuesday.

The suspect was described as white, between 25 and 30 years old, with a slim build and short, dark hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and navy tracksuit bottoms.

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