Police appeal for information following city centre assault

Police in Edinburgh have today released CCTV images of a man they wish to trace in connection with an assault and robbery of a woman in the city centre.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 11:03 am
Updated Monday, 25th July 2016, 12:07 pm
Police in Edinburgh have today released CCTV images of a man they wish to trace in connection with an assault and robbery of a woman in the city centre. Picture, contributed

During the incident, a 32-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed.

The incident took place around 8.20 pm on Tuesday 12th July 2016, on the pass between Rutland Square and Festival Square.

Officers believe that the man shown in the image may be able to assist them with their inquiries and would ask that anyone who recognises him or has other information about the incident to contact police.

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Detective Constable Alison Wyllie of Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction Unit based at Edinburgh’s Gayfield police station said: “This was a violent attack that left the victim shaken and we’re conducting inquiries in order to trace the person responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.