With the number of knife-related attacks and robberies increasing, residents near the Telpher Underpass in Dalry have called for greater security measures.
Rashpal Sandher was the latest victim, being held up at knife point shortly after opening her store at around 07.30 yesterday morning. There have been a series of attacks in and around the tunnel, including the brutal rape of an Australian beautician just two years ago. MSP Sarah Boyack has joined citizens in demanding better surveillance of the area and greater police response when a crime is committed.
Police are investigating an attack on a 37 year old cyclist in Northern Edinburgh. The man was cycling past a group of around 20-25 youths when he was accosted and struck in the face. Police say his injuries are not threatening however they are seeking information that may help trace the suspect, who is said to be a white male, around 15, with a slim build. Further identification of the suspect is not yet possible because he wore a scarf around his face during the assault.