Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and robbed in the Stockbridge area of the Capital at the weekend.

The incident happened between 7.30am and 8am on Saturday morning August 14, near to St Bernard’s Well, at Saunders Street.

The victim, who is 26-years-old, had met the suspect in Queen Street, and they had both walked to Stockbridge before the assault took place.

The suspect robbed the victim of his wallet and mobile phone, and was last seen running into Saunders Street towards Deanhaugh Street.

He is described as white, 19-years-old, 5ft 7ins tall, thin build, short brown hair, and wearing a short-sleeved white t-shirt.

A police spokesman said: ‘While the victim wasn’t seriously injured, he was left shaken as a result of his ordeal, and we are appealing for any information that can help us identify the suspect.

‘We are particularly interested in speaking to two males who approached the victim after he was assaulted, who may have information that can help us.

‘Anyone else who was in the area at the time, who witnessed the assault, should contact police as soon as possible.’