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Last Updated: Monday, 20 March 2006, 12:37 GMT
Man punched as he waited for bus
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was punched as he waited for a bus in Edinburgh at the weekend.

The 24-year-old victim was standing at a bus stop opposite a chip shop in Henderson Street, Leith, at about 1100 GMT on Saturday.

He was approached by a man who, without warning, punched him in the face and demanded cash.

After a short struggle, the suspect made off, but the victim believes he may have given him a bloody nose.

The suspect is described as 6ft 2in, of mixed race, late twenties to early thirties, well built, with dark stubble on his face.

He was wearing a dark jacket, dark trousers, white trainers and a dark coloured beanie hat.

The man is believed to have come out of Giles Street into Henderson Street.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw the incident to come forward.

They are particularly keen to speak to several people who were at the bus stop at the time, one of whom was a woman in her twenties with blonde hair in a ponytail and wore a white skirt and brown jacket.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokeswoman said: "We would appeal to anyone who saw the assault to come forward."

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