Edinburgh assault witness may have recorded attack on her mobile phone

Witness may hold valuable mobile phone footage of Easter Road assault

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:43 pm
Police are keen to trace a woman who may have recorded the assault on her mobile phone.

An appeal has been launched to trace a woman who may have taken footage of an assault in Edinburgh in which a woman was pushed to the ground.

It is understood the woman was a witness to the attack, which took place in the Easter Road area of the city around 3.45pm on Friday, 15 November.

The victim, a 23 year old woman, was crossing the road and was assaulted by a separate woman, who was initially within a vehicle on the road. The suspect exited her vehicle, ran at the victim and pushed her to the ground causing minor injuries.

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Police have identified that a woman who was standing nearby witnessed the incident and may have taken a photo or mobile phone footage of it.

Officers believe she may have vital information that could assist their investigation.

Those with relevant information are urged to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 2659 of 15 November 2019. Alternatively, information can be provided to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.