Schoolboy left 'shaken' after attack while walking with friend

The 13-year-old was targeted in January while out walking with a friend and officers have launched a bid to trace one youngster wearing a 'pink headband'.

Youth wearing ‘pink headband’ sought after attack that left teenage schoolboy ‘shaken’ Police Scotland
Police say they are keen to trace the group of youths in connection with the incident in January.

A schoolboy was left “shaken” after an assault on a quiet residential street in Edinburgh.

Police have released CCTV images of a group of youths they are interested in speaking to in connection with the incident on January 2.

The 13-year-old was walking with a friend at the junction of South Trinity Road and Ferry Road when he was targeted in the attack at around 7:30pm.

Officers believe the culprits intended to rob the teenager, but it is unclear if anything was taken from him.

The youngsters were all thought to be in their mid-to-late teens and wearing dark coloured jogging bottoms with hooded tops or tracksuits.

Investigators said they were particularly keen to trace one individual shown in the CCTV stills sporting a distinctive pink headband or hood at the time of the incident.

He is described as being aged 14 to 16-years-old, of Asian descent and about 5ft tall.

Detective Constable William Doughty of Corstorphine CID said: “This incident left the victim understandably shaken and we are asking for the help of the public to identify those shown in the images as we believe that they may be able to assist with our enquiries.

“Anyone with information that can help our investigation, or who recognises anyone in the images, is urged to contact us or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2640 of January 2, or report this anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.