Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Gang break man's hip at Chinese takeaway in Edinburgh

A man has suffered a broken hip in an attack by a gang of teenagers as he left a Chinese takeaway in Edinburgh.

It happened as he left the shop on Craigentinny Road sometime between 23:00 and 23:30 on Wednesday.

When the 64-year-old man was verbally abused by the youths he confronted the group and was pushed to the ground, sustaining a broken hip.

He was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he continues to be treated for his injuries.

Officers are now urging witnesses to come forward.

The youths were described as being in their early to mid-teens.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "The victim has suffered a painful injury to his hip after confronting the suspects who were being abusive to him as he began making his way home.

"We are keen to speak to any passing motorists, pedestrians or patrons from the takeaway who remember seeing the youths in the area and can help us identify them.

"Similarly, anyone with any other information that can assist with our enquiries is asked to contact police immediately."

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