Woman assaulted in Broughton Street Lane

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Johnston Press

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Johnston Press

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh on Wednesday evening.

The incident happened around 9.45pm when the 20 year old woman was approached from behind by a man, grabbed and forced to turn around. The woman managed to break free but suffered soreness to her arm.

The suspect is described as white, around 30 years old, 5ft 9in to 5ft 10in tall, average build, cropped dark hair, round face, wearing leather gloves and a dark jumper.

Detective Sergeant Lynsey Thomson said: “The suspect did not make any demands or speak to the victim, so we are carrying out enquiries to identify the suspect as well as his motive. Anybody who noticed a man acting suspiciously in the area of Broughton Street Lane on Wednesday night around 9.45pm is urged to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.