Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a 47-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed by two men in the Granton area of the Capital on Sunday, August 8th.

The incident happened in the early hours of the morning, at around 1.10am, at the junction of Boswall Square and Boswall Quadrant.

The victim had been walking along Boswall Quadrant from Boswall Drive, and on reaching the junction she was grabbed by one of the men, while the other man grabbed her handbag and wrenched it from her shoulder.

They then made off with the handbag down Boswall Quadrant, towards Boswall Terrace. Both suspects are described as being aged between 20 and 25-years-old, and between 5ft 4ins to 5ft 6ins tall

The first suspect is described as wearing a black hooded top with the hood up, and a white motif on the front. Then second suspect was also wearing a black hooded top, again with the hood up.

A police spokesman said: “Although she wasn’t seriously injured, the victim was understandably distressed as a result of her ordeal, and we are appealing for any information that can help us identify the suspects.

“Anyone who witnessed the assault, or who was in the area at the time and noticed the suspects there, should contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone who recognises their descriptions, or who has any other information that can help our inquiries, should also get in touch.”