A MAN was attacked by a gang of teenage muggers who kicked him in the head and body as he lay helpless on the ground before stealing his wallet.
The 52-year-old victim was walking in Crewe Path, which links Crewe Road West to Crewe Road North in Granton, at around 11.15am on Sunday when he was approached by four male youths.
As the man passed the group he was struck in the face, knocking him to the ground, then kicked in the head and body.
The suspects fled along Crewe Path to Crewe Road North.
The suspects are all described as white and between 15 and 18-years-old. One of them is described as being around 5ft 11in tall, with a slim build, and wearing a grey top. The remaining three are described as being around 5ft 8in tall.
Detective Constable Rachel Robertson said: “While the victim did not suffer any serious injury, he was left extremely shaken as a result of his ordeal, and we are appealing for any information that can assist us in tracing those responsible.
“Anyone who witnessed the assault, or who was in the area at the time and may have noticed four male youths together, should contact police.
“Anyone else who has any information that can assist our enquiries should also get in touch.”