A 61-year-old man has been assaulted in Prestonpans with police seeking witnesses.

The incident happened at about 2.45pm on Wednesday (28 February).

The man was walking his dog along the railway path near Corporal John Shaw Court when he was met with another male dog walker.

A short altercation took place resulting in the 61-year-old man being assaulted.

The suspect is about 5ft 9 inches in height, with a heavy build and in his 50s. He was wearing a dark jacket, khaki cargo trousers and a black Under Armour baseball cap.

Police have asked anyone with information to contact them.

Detective Sergeant Jordan Sharp said: “This is a popular spot for dog walkers, and I am asking anyone who was in the area, perhaps walking their own dog, to think back and consider if they saw the suspect. Any small piece of information could prove vital in our ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2337 of 28 February, 2024.