Woman indecently assaulted after Christmas night out

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A WOMAN was indecently assaulted on her way home from a Christmas night out.

Detectives are investigating the attack, which took place in Papermill Wynd just before 1am on Saturday, December 19.

The 29-year-old victim had been out in the city centre with friends and was walking home when a man approached her in Queen Street.

The pair walked together for a brief time until they reached Papermill Wynd, where the man attacked her.

Detectives have since been “pursuing various lines of inquiry” to identify the man responsible or speak with anyone who may have witnessed the attack.

The suspect is described as being of South Asian appearance, late twenties, 5ft 7ins tall with a skinny build and short dark hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark waterproof jacket.

Detective Sergeant Jon Pleasance said: “This was a distressing ordeal for the victim and we have been actively conducting inquiries in the area to trace the suspect.

“I would ask that anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around Papermill Wynd in the early hours of Saturday December 19 contacts police immediately.

“We would also ask anyone who was returning from work or a Christmas night out in the city centre that evening and remembers seeing this male approaching and then walking with the victim to get in touch.”

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