Wheelchair user robbed in Edinburgh's Oxgangs area

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A man in a wheelchair has been robbed by a pair of teenagers in what police described as a "sickening" attack.

The 44-year-old man attempted to pass the suspects in Oxgangs Drive, Edinburgh, at 0940 BST.

They blocked his path and repeatedly punched him before escaping with some of his personal belongings in the direction of Firhill Drive.

The victim was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a precaution. He was not seriously injured.

Both suspects were described as being white and aged about 16 or 17.

One of them was 6ft tall, of medium build, with blonde hair. He was wearing black jeans and a blue T-shirt.

The second was 5ft 10in tall, of slim build, with short dark hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a grey, hooded top.

A police spokesman said: "This is a sickening unprovoked attack, and although not seriously injured the man has been left understandably shaken as a result.

"We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, and who saw what happened, to contact us.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who might recognise the description of the suspects."