Police appeal following indecent assault in South Edinburgh

Police appeal following indecent assault in South Edinburgh

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following an indecent assault in the South of the city.

The incident happened around 2.50 a.m. on Sunday 2nd October within Salisbury Place.

A 19-year-old woman alighted a bus in Minto Street and was walking home when a male grabbed her and dragged her into a garden area where he subjected her to the attack.

The victim managed to fight the male off and made her way home where she reported the matter to police.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their ongoing inquiries to come forward.

The suspect is described as white, early thirties, 6ft tall with a large build and dark hair. He was wearing a red kilt, calf-high boots and a dark hooded top with numbers on the front.

Detective Inspector Donnie MacLeod from the Public Protection Unit at Fettes Police Station said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the young woman and thankfully she was able to fight her attacker off before running away from the locus.

“We have already spoken to a number of witnesses but I would urge any other members of the public who remember seeing any suspicious activity within the Salisbury Place area during the early hours of Sunday morning, is asked to contact police immediately.

“I would also ask anyone who recognises the description of the suspect to also get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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