Police are investigating an assault and robbery that occurred in the early hours of the Sunday 5 July on board the N44 night bus travelling from Princes Street, Edinburgh to Tranent.

The incident occurred at around 3.40am in the Newbigging area of Musselburgh.

Officers are looking to trace the male shown within in these CCTV images, as they believe may be able to assist them with their inquiries.

He is described as being white, 18-21 years of age, 5”9, of slim build, with dark hair and a Scottish accent. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark jumper, jeans and black shoes.

Detective Constable Stephen McCormick said: “This robbery has been a terrifying experience for the victim and other passengers on the bus and our officers have been making extensive enquiries to find the person responsible.

“We would urge anyone who may recognise the man pictured or is able to provide any information that might help our investigations to get in touch immediately.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.