Sex attack on woman in Edinburgh bin store

Police seeking sex attacker.Picture: Ian Georgeson
Police seeking sex attacker.Picture: Ian Georgeson
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A 43-year-old woman has been sexually assaulted in a communal bin area in an Edinburgh block of flats.

Police are appealing for information following the attack in Fauldburn, East Craigs, just before 6pm on Monday.

The victim was in the communal bin area of a block of flats when she was approached from behind by a man and sexually assaulted.

The suspect is described as white, 6ft tall, 20 to 25 years old, medium build, dark shaved hair, large dark eyes, clean shaven, local accent, wearing a grey hoodie with a zip-up front and a red/pink round neck t-shirt underneath.

Inspector Chris Scobbie of Edinburgh Division said: “This incident has caused significant distress to the lady involved and I would appeal to anyone who recognises the description, or believes they have information which could assist our enquiry to come forward.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.