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Police are chasing a “burly” man who repeatedly pushes walkers into the canal

Edinburgh police are hunting a man believed to be in his 60s who has repeatedly pushed people into the Union Canal and have appealed to the public for information

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Police have launched a manhunt following reports of a burly man, aged around 60, pushing people into a canal in Edinburgh.

Incidents were alleged of a “grey-haired, bald-headed man” pushing people into the water on the Union Canal.

Police in Edinburgh recently patrolled the union channel following the claims and are on the lookout for the man, it was reported Edinburgh Live.

The force have taken to social media to reassure people in the community that they have responded to the reports and are patrolling the area.

Uniformed officers are focusing their investigation on the canal to the south-west of Edinburgh.

The man allegedly pushing people into the water is about 60 years old and has a stocky build, police said.

A Twitter post from Edinburgh Police said they were specifically patrolling the Meggetland section of the canal near Polwarth, with the man allegedly targeting various people.

Stretching from Edinburgh city center to Falkirk, the Union Canal is popular with walkers and there are also hundreds of cyclists using the route. Many people also use the sidewalk every day on their way to work.

It has been the scene of certain crimes over the years, including attacks on cyclists and walkers along the waterfront.

An appeal has been made to anyone with information to come forward.

Edinburgh Police tweeted: “We are patrolling the canal tonight. We have received reports of a white male, approximately 60, possibly tan complexion, 5’7″-5’10”, medium to stocky build male with grey/bald hair people into the water in the Meggetland area.

“Any information? Call 101 or Crimestoppers.”

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