Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Woman attacked and robbed of her car in Leith

A 61-year-old woman has been attacked and robbed of her car by a hooded man in the Leith area of Edinburgh.

The incident happened at about 11:30 on Wednesday when the man approached the woman in Jane Street and asked for directions.

He assaulted her before driving her silver Honda Civic towards Leith Walk.

The suspect is white, of slim build, in his late 30s or early 40s and 5ft 8in tall. He was wearing a black hooded top and dark tracksuit bottoms.

He had dark hair and a grey beard.

Police say the car is likely to be damaged as it collided with a street sign on Albert Street shortly after speeding away.

Det Con Joanne Robertson said: "This was a callous attack which has left the victim shocked and distressed and we are urging anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have seen the stolen vehicle or suspect, to contact us immediately."

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