Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and robbed in the capital over the weekend.

The incident happened in Yardheads, near to Cables Wynd around 9.20pm on Saturday 21st August.

The man was walking west along Cables Wynd, when two males approached and pulled him into a nearby car park. One of the suspects then presented a knife and robbed the victim of cash before both men fled the scene towards Henderson Street.

Both suspects are described as being black and in their early 20s.

The first is described as 6ft tall, thin to athletic build with braided hair and wearing a dark hooded top and dark tracksuit bottoms.

The second man is also described as being 6ft tall wearing a dark top and dark trousers.

A police spokesman said: ‘Fortunately the victim was uninjured, but was left understandably shaken as a result.

‘Anyone who was in the Yardheads area around 9.20pm on Saturday and saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police immediately.

‘Similarly, anyone who recognises the description of the suspects and can assist us in locating them should also come forward.’