Attempted robbery in Gorgie

Attempted robbery in Gorgie

Published 16:39 by Police Scotland
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Westfield Road.

The incident happened about 12:45am on Saturday (28th January). A 44-year-old man was walking home westwards along Westfield Road when he was approached from behind and was knocked to the ground.

The suspect then demanded money from the male and on receiving none he ran off in the direction of Stevenson Road.

The suspect is described as male, white, 20’s – 30’s, 5ft 8ins – 5ft 11ins, thin build, gaunt appearance, short black hair, wearing dark clothing and spoke with a Scottish accent.

Constable Jenna Lawrie of Corstorphine Violence Reduction Unit said: “We’re still conducting enquiries in order to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and are eager to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or recognise the suspect description.

“Anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area around this time is asked to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Edinburgh, Sighthill/Gorgie, South West – ES

Originally Published: 30 January 2017, 16:39

Changes to waste and recycling

Edinburgh’s new waste and recycling plan comes into force, for the Hutchison and Chesser area, in the first fortnight of June. New, smaller, landfill bins are being delivered in the next few weeks in preparation for the switch.

If you haven’t received a leaflet – or it disappeared into the bin by mistake! you can download a copy here – Recycling Phase_3_guide

Changes to bins:

Green bin (currently landfill): Tins, cans, paper, cardboard, envelopes, shredded paper, plastic bottles and bottle tops, pots, tubs and trays- put the items in loose, do not use plastic or black bags.

Blue box – Glass, batteries, small electricals and textiles

New Grey wheelie bin – All waste that can’t be recycled

Food waste bin – All food waste

Brown bin – Garden waste

Red box – No longer used


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