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Assault and attempted robbery in Prestonpans

Police Scotland

Police Scotland

Police in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses after the assault and attempted robbery of a man in Prestonpans yesterday (Monday, December 2).

The incident happened just after 11am near Jim Bush Drive when the victim was walking home by Redburn Road.

The 26 year old victim was looking at a tablet computer while walking when he was approached by a man, who suddenly punched the victim to the head. The suspect then attempted to grab the tablet, but the victim held onto it and the suspect made off.

The suspect is described as white, late teen to early 20s, stocky build, local accent, wearing a blue tracksuit and black gloves.

Detective Constable Callum Richardson said: “This was an unprovoked attempted robbery and assault which left the victim with a gash to his head. Police are keen to hear from anybody who was in the area at the time or who recognise the description of the suspect.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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