90-year-old assaulted and robbed at his home in Pleasance

Police are appealing for information. Picture; stock image

Police are appealing for information. Picture; stock image

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A 90-year-old man was injured after being attacked and robbed in his Southside flat

The pensioner was left with facial injuries after reportedly confronting a robber in his flat in Oakfield Place in the Pleasance.

Police say the male suspect broke in between 10.30pm and 11pm on Wednesday evening and assaulted the man before fleeing.

The victim was later treated at the ERI and is recovering.

Detective Inspector Graham Grant said: “This was an upsetting and violent attack.”

DI Grant said the man’s injuries were “minor” and he had been discharged from hospital, but stressed that it had been attack on a “vulnerable member on our community”.

“We are conducting a number of inquiries in an effort to trace the trace the man responsible and we are appealing to the public for information.

“We would ask anyone who was in the Pleasance area of Edinburgh on the night of Wednesday, October 26, and saw anything suspicious to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

The investigation into the attack is being led by Edinburgh Division’s Community Investigation Unit.

The suspect is described as a white man between the ages of 30 and 40. He was believed to have been wearing a hooded top at the time.

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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