Police Scotland

Police are appealing for witnesses following a failed robbery involving a significant assault which took place around 5.20pm on Friday at a newsagents on the corner of South Trinity Road and Cargill Terrace. 

Two men entered the store and demanded money, before attacking the shopkeeper and running from the store. 

The shopkeeper sustained serious injuries and the suspects were last seen running along Cargill Terrace. 

The first suspect is described as 20 to 25-years-old, medium build, with a pale complexion and unshaven. 

The second suspect is described as 35 to 40-years-old, slim build, pale complexion with gaunt features and unshaven. 

Both suspects were wearing dark clothing and dark woollen beanie hats and one was wearing a dark body warmer. 

Detective Sergeant Todd Rutherford, of Corstorphine CID, said: “This was a cowardly attack, and the shopkeeper bravely fought off the attackers despite a shocking level of violence and the serious injuries he sustained. 

“At the time of the incident, it is likely there would have been pedestrians and drivers in the Cargill Terrace area and we know the suspects were loitering nearby the shop before the incident took place.

“If anyone has seen these men before, during or after the attack, please contact us.”

Those with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.