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Huge gang attack man in street in Edinburgh

Park at the mouth of West Pilton March Image copyright Google

A huge gang of youths have attacked a man in the street after chasing him through a park in Edinburgh.

The 22-year-old was walking across a playground in Pilton on Saturday at about 21:00 when between ten and 15 youths started shouting at him and threatening him with a bottle.

The group of both boys and girls, aged between 13-16, then chased the man, who ran into West Pilton March.

They caught him and attacked him before stealing his wallet.

The man sustained minor injuries.

The male teenager, who initially threatened the victim with a bottle, is white, of medium build with short blond hair.

He was wearing a mainly grey t-shirt with black sleeves and Nike logo across the front.

Some of the teenagers were on bikes.

Det Con Ross Nicol, of Police Scotland, said: "This group targeted a lone man and subjected him to a vicious attack.

"We are eager to trace the young people involved in this incident, particularly the male who threatened the victim with a weapon.

"I would urge anyone who was in the West Pilton area on the evening of Saturday, October 22, and saw anything suspicious, to get in touch with us immediately."

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