Woman sexually assaulted in Wester Hailes

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A WOMAN has been sexually assaulted as she walked through an underpass in Wester Hailes.

The 22-year-old was attacked by a man at around 9pm last night in a path beneath Wester Hailes Road leading to Murrayburn.

The attacker – whose nose looked like it was broken – then fled towards Murrayburn.

Police have appealed for anyone who can identify the man to come forward.

He is described as white, mid 20s to early 30s, 5ft 8ins tall, with an athletic build, and brown or black hair.

He wore a white hooded top with an emblem on the left chest area.

Detective Sergeant Keith Fairbairn, from Police Scotland, said: “While the victim was not injured, she was left understandably distressed as a result of her ordeal, and we are appealing for any information that can help us trace the suspect.

“Anyone who was in the area of underpass that runs beneath Wester Hailes Road towards Murrayburn around 9pm last night, who either witnessed the incident or who noticed the suspect there, should contact police.

“Likewise, anyone who recognises the description of the suspect, or who has any other information that can assist our inquiries, should also get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.