Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after a disabled man in Edinburgh was pushed onto a road by youths.

The incident happened around 4.15p.m. on Wednesday 11th August in Dundee Street.

The male, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was on his own near the Fountain Park Complex when the two boys approached his electric wheelchair and switched it off.

The youths then pushed the man and his wheelchair onto the road before fleeing the scene.

Members of the public assisted the victim and removed him from the road before police were alerted.

Officers are now keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident to come forward.

The youths are only described as white, nine or ten-years-old and wearing jeans a t-shirts.

A police spokesman said: ‘What these boys did was not only extremely cruel and insensitive, but incredibly dangerous.

‘We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Dundee Street area and saw anything suspicious to contact police immediately.

‘Similarly, anyone with information that can assist us in identifying the youths responsible is also asked to get in touch.’