Gang of youths attack man in park

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A MAN was attacked by a group of youths hanging around a park in Edinburgh.

The 48-year-old was walking through Redbraes Park, near Broughton Road, when a group of five boys aged between 10 and 15 approached him.

He was pushed to the ground and the thugs snatched a bottle of vodka he had been carrying in a bag before pouring it over him.

They went on to kick him a number of times, but ran off when they were disturbed by a passer-by.

The incident happened sometime between 5pm and 6pm on Sunday.

Police are now appealing for the man who stopped the attack to help them with their enquiries.

A police spokesman said: “We are appealing for the man who intervened in the incident to come forward, as he may be able to help us identify those responsible.

“Similarly, we want to speak to anyone who was in the area of Redbraes Park who either witnessed the assault, or saw the group of five youths there.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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