Mugging victim flees into North Sea

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By ALEXANDER LAWRIE
 

A MAN was forced to flee into the freezing North Sea after being mugged by two thugs.

The 29-year-old victim was assaulted and robbed before making his escape by jumping into the nearby harbour area, in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

The robbers then made off in the victim’s red-coloured Vauxhall Astra following the attack at around 10pm on Thursday.

Once the robbers had left the scene, the shaken victim emerged from the freezing waters and sought help from passers-by.

He was then taken to Ninewells Hospital suffering from mild hypothermia and minor injuries.

The two attackers are both described as being in their 30s. The first is six feet tall and has short fair hair, a pale complexion and at the time was wearing a dark blue boiler suit, with the top half tied around his waist, and a white t-shirt.
 
The second man was about five feet six inches tall, had tanned skin, short dark hair and was skinny. He was wearing a brown jacket and pale jeans.
 
Police are appealing for witnesses who were in the Broughty Castle and its foreshore area on Thursday night to come forward.

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