A woman was followed and harassed by a man while walking in by the seaside in East Lothian

The man followed, harassed and shouted at the woman while she was walking at Longniddry Bents in East Lothian.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 4:52 pm

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place around 5.30pm on Wednesday.

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The woman was walking when she was followed by a short distance by a man who shouted inappropriate comments at her.

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A woman was followed and harassed by a man while walking in by the seaside in East Lothian

The man is described as being white, in his late forties with light brown hair and bright blue eyes.

He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a grey hoodie.

Inspector Stuart Fletcher said: “I am aware and understand the concerns that this incident will cause to local residents and would like to provide reassurance that all possible enquiries are currently being made into this matter.

“At the time of the incident there were several other people in the area and I would encourage anyone who may have seen what happened to contact police.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 3264 of 17 March.

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