Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and robbed in Edinburgh, and CCTV images have been released.

The incident happened around 10.15pm on Monday 19 November 2012 in the Meadows.

The victim was punched several times and property was stolen. The two men that police would like to speak to in connection with their enquiries are described as being in their 30s, one wearing waterproof/winter clothing and carrying a rucksack, the other is described as having a distinctive ‘widows peak’ hairline.

The victim followed one of the suspects from the Meadows, via Waverley Station, before being lost to sight at Calton Road.

A police spokesman said: “Fortunately the victim was not seriously injured during this incident though he was robbed of his belongings.

“One of the men we would like to speak to was wearing distinctive warm weather/waterproof clothing and a rucksack.  We would ask that anyone that may have seen the incident, or who can assist in establishing his identity to contact police immediately

“The attached images of the man we would like to speak to were obtained by Police following enquiries and we are appealing for anyone with information to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”