POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION
Police Scotland issued a press release yesterday, which we reproduce below in full.
Officers are appealing for information following an attempted robbery that happened around 7.40pm on Sunday, 2 January, in the Trinity area of Edinburgh.
Two boys, both aged 13, had walked along Ferry Road and turned onto South Trinity Road when they were approached by a group of male youths aged between 14 and 16 years old.
One of the boys was pushed and asked to hand over money. When he tried to run off he was assaulted.
Officers are keen to speak to the group of youths. There were around 12 of them and they were wearing dark-coloured tracksuits, facemasks and balaclavas. One of them is described as of Asian appearance, around 5ft. He was wearing a distinctive pink headband and black gloves
Detective Constable Will Doughty said: 'Fortunately the boy assaulted did not require medical treatment but was left frightened by what happened. We have a description of one of the assailants and we would like to speak to all of those involved as part of our enquiries to establish the full circumstances.
'If you can assist then please contact us on 101, quoting incident number 2640 of Sunday, 2 January, 2022, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.'