Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in the Capital.

The incident happened around 12.50am today in the Meadows.

The 20-year-old was walking through Middle Meadow Walk toward Bruntsfield, after a night out at the University of Edinburgh Student Union on Bristo Square.

As he reached Bruntsfield Links a male grabbed him from behind while two other males demanded his possessions.

The suspects then made off with the victim’s belongings before police were contacted.

Officers are now keen to hear from anyone who can assist with their enquiries.

The first suspect is described as white, late teens, around 6ft tall with a slim build and short blond hair. He was wearing a white hooded top.

The second suspect is also described as white, late teens and around 6ft tall with a slim build, but was wearing a blue hooded top.

The third suspect is described as black, around 6ft tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black hooded top with a red and white ‘obey’ logo on it.

Detective Constable Kevin Tait said: “While the victim was not injured during this incident, he was left very shaken and upset at the theft of his possessions.

“Anyone who was in the Meadows area in the early hours of Saturday morning and remembers seeing anything suspicious is asked to contact police immediately.  Similarly, anyone who recognises the decription of the males responsible for this robbery is also asked to come forward.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.