Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Woman robbed in knifepoint attack

A woman has been robbed at knifepoint while walking in Edinburgh.

The 45-year-old victim was crossing Craigmillar Castle Road when she was grabbed by a man who brandished a knife at her and demanded money.

The suspect escaped with her handbag, which contained a three-figure sum on money. He was last seen heading through a wooded area towards Craigmillar Castle.

The incident happened at about 14:40 on Thursday.

The attacker was described as white, with a slim build and about 5ft 5in to 5ft 6in tall.

He had a local accent and was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up and drawstring tied around face, and a black scarf covering his face.

He was also wearing dark trousers and dark gloves.

Police said his female victim had been upset but otherwise unharmed in the incident, and appealed for any witnesses to contact them.