Man Attacked And Robbed Near Park

Police are hunting three men who attacked and robbed a man at the entrance to a park.

The trio approached the man as he stood at the entrance to Haugh Park in Edinburgh and one of them grabbed his green rucksack.

The victim tried to struggle with the men but was kicked in the stomach before they made off with the bag.

The incident happened at around 1am today at the park entrance in Longstone Road.

Detective Sergeant Kevin Harkins said: "Fortunately the victim didn't sustain serious injury but was left understandably upset at the theft of his rucksack.

"Anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity in the Longstone Road area in the early hours of Saturday morning is asked to contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone who recognises the description of the suspects or who has any other information relevant to this investigation is urged to get in touch.''

The first suspect is described as white, in his early thirties, 5ft 11ins tall with a heavy build, blonde hair and a blonde beard. He was wearing a white and blue hooded top, jeans and white trainers.

The second suspect is described as white, 25-30-years-old, 6ft tall with a skinny built, blonde spikey hair and gaunt face. He was wearing a white and grey striped shirt and jeans.

The third male is described as being of Indian/Pakistani appearance, mid-twenties, 5 ft 7ins tall with a skinny build and short black hair. He was wearing a light blue polo shirt and dark trousers.

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