Man taken to hospital after designer jacket and phone stolen in robbery

The victim had been walking on a footpath when the attack occurred.

Police are calling for witnesses after a man was assaulted and robbed while walking in Edinburgh.

Shortly before 11am on Wednesday February 21, a 20-year-old man was walking between Silverknowed Neuk and Wester Drylaw Drive on the footpath when he was approached by three men.

They assaulted him and stole a number of personal items, including a designer jacket and mobile phone.

The victim went to hospital for treatment of facial injuries.

Detective Constable William Doughty from Corstorphine CID said: “This area and footpath network is frequented by locals regularly and I’d ask anyone who saw what happened to come forward and speak with officers.

“The victim left the area following the incident towards Wester Drylaw Place and the suspects are believed to have been on foot.

“Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 1074 of February  212024. An anonymous report can be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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