Police hunt Meadows attackers

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked and robbed in the Meadows by two men who later jumped on to a railway line.

A 30-year-old was walking through Middle Meadow Walk at around 10.30pm on Monday when the men confronted him.

One suspect punched the victim in the face and continued the assault before taking his belongings and running off.

The victim and another member of the public pursued the suspects to George Square and followed the men until they jumped on to the railway track at Waverley Station before being lost to sight.

The first suspect is described as white, early to mid 40s, 5ft 11in tall with an unshaven appearance.

He was wearing a green jacket, a khaki-coloured hunting-style hat with earflaps, scarf, black trousers, gloves and was carrying a rucksack.

The second suspect is described as white, 6ft tall with a medium build, short cropped dark hair and was wearing a light-coloured jacket.

Anyone with information can contact police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.