Sex attack on 14-year-old girl in Edinburgh

Police are investigating after a schoolgirl was indecently assaulted in the city
Police are investigating after a schoolgirl was indecently assaulted in the city

A schoolgirl has been indecently assaulted on an Edinburgh street.

The 14 year-old was walking along Stenhouse Crescent on Monday around 7.35pm with a friend, when they were approached by a man from behind, who is alleged to have carried out the assault.

He is described as possibly in his 30s, between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 10 inches tall, of slim to medium build and was wearing all black clothing including shoes, trousers, a hooded top and a woollen hat at the time of the incident.

Police are now investigating and are appealing to the public for information.

Detective Inspector Kevin Harkins, based at Fettes Police Station, said: “The girls were understandably distressed by this incident and immediately after they walked onto Calder Road where they spoke to a woman waiting at a bus stop with two young children aged around 5 and 7.

“We are yet to speak to this woman and so I’m appealing for her to come forward and speak to us.

“I also want to speak to anyone who may have seen the man in the area before or after the assault, he was on foot and may have been running Stenhouse Crescent or the surrounding streets.

“This type of incident is unusual, and officers will be carrying out door to door enquiries as well as high visibility patrols.

“I would encourage anyone with information to speak to an officer or call police on 101.”

Calls can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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