Man sought after 22-year-old assaulted and robbed 'with a knife'

The incident occurred in the early hours of June 28, 2021 in Edinburgh.

Man sought after 22-year-old assaulted and robbed ‘with a knife’ in Edinburgh Police Scotland

Images of a man sought by police have been released following an assault and robbery “with a knife” in Edinburgh.

Officers were alerted to the incident in the early hours of June 28, 2021, at Whitehouse Loan near to the junction of Bruntsfield Crescent.

A 22-year-old man was threatened with a knife and had personal items stolen from him, leaving him “highly distressed”.

Police have now released CCTV images of a man they believe might have information which could aid their enquiries.

The man shown in the images is described as Asian, in his late teens to early 20s, and between 5ft 9in and 5ft 10in tall, with a slim build and short dark hair.

He was wearing a dark hooded jacket, light grey t-shirt, blue jeans and dark trainers with white soles.

Detective constable Euan Chancellor of the Violence Reduction Unit, Gayfield CID, said: “This incident was highly distressing for the victim and we are eager to trace the man pictured.

“Knife crime such as this is of the utmost concern to police in Edinburgh so I would urge anyone who may recognise him to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“Members of the public can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting reference number 25 of June 28, 2021, or if they wish to remain anonymous, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”