A TRAFFIC attendant was assaulted yesterday (Monday) afternoon while on duty on Musselburgh High Street.

The incident took place at about 4.45pm when the 59-year-old man informed an Audi driver that he could not park in a loading bay.

According to police, the male driver became verbally abusive and then walked off, leaving his car parked in the bay.

As the parking attendant issued the vehicle with a fixed penalty ticket, the driver returned with two other men.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "All were verbally abusive to the victim and the suspect thereafter assaulted the attendant, who was thankfully uninjured.

"Officers are following a positive line of inquiry, however, anyone with information is asked to come forward."

Those with information can call Musselburgh Police Station on 101, quoting incident number 2842 of September 2.

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.