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Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault and robbery in the Oxgangs area of the city which took place around 8pm on Sunday night.

A 32-year-old man was walking through Oxgangs Road North, towards Oxgangs Street, when he became aware of two men.

One of the men then grabbed the victim from behind and threatened him with a sharp object, before dragging him to the ground.

The other man took his wallet and other items, and the pair ran off.

One of the men is described as white, with a local accent aged between 20 to 30-years-old.

He was wearing a black hooded top, which had white writing on it, and had his hood up.

Detective Sergeant Robbie Wallace, of Corstorphine Police Station, said: “This was an unprovoked attack and we’re asking anyone who saw anything suspicious in that area around that time to get in touch with us.”

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