Grange Road attack: CCTV images released by police

Lothian and Borders Police release CCTV of a man they want to question

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Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attack in Edinburgh.

The 89-year-old victim was assaulted by a man who tried to rob him in Grange Road at 10:10 on Saturday 20 October.

He had just got off a Number 5 Lothian Bus when he was attacked at the junction with Chalmers Crescent.

A man grabbed him by the face and attempted to rob him, but fled empty-handed when he could find nothing of value.

The victim was not seriously injured.

He had initially boarded a bus in Grange Road, then got off at Salisbury Place to go to a bank.

He then got back on the bus to return to Grange Road, where he was assaulted.

'Frightening experience'

Police are keen to speak to a man who is seen on CCTV getting on the same bus as the victim in both Grange Road and Salisbury Place.

The man is then seen getting off the bus in Grange Road at the same time as the 89-year-old.

He is described as white, 45 to 55 years old, about 5ft 10ins tall, of heavy build, with grey hair.

He was wearing a dark jacket, black baseball cap with a JEEP logo, blue jeans and dark shoes.

Det Con John McShane, from Lothian and Borders Police, said: "While the victim was not seriously injured or robbed, this was still a frightening experience and we are keen for any information that can assist our enquiries.

"We are keen to speak to the man who is shown getting on and off the bus at the same time as the victim as part of our enquiries, and we would urge anyone who recognises him to contact police immediately."

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