Woman attacked by 'white van man' who brandished weapon and tried to goad her into fight in Musselburgh

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man brandished a weapon and attacked a woman on a busy Musselburgh street.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 12:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 12:05 pm

The incident happened at about 4.15pm on Thursday, June 17.

A 28-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were walking between New Street, Musselburgh and Lochend Road North, when they were targeted by a man who was the passenger in a white Ford Transit Connect style works van.

The suspect then tried to goad the victim to fight whilst driving past several times.

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Police say the van drove by several times while the passenger tried to goad the woman into a fight.
Police say the van drove by several times while the passenger tried to goad the woman into a fight.

He then jumped out of the van brandishing a weapon before assaulting the woman.

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The suspect is male, caucasian with a tan complexion, approximately 20 years old, around 5ft11 - 6ft tall, athletic build, with a buzzcut hairstyle with squared off fringe, wearing a white T-Shirt, grey work trousers and work boots.

Police say he possibly possibly lives in, or was working in New Street, Musselburgh.

If anybody has any information, please contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 2490 of 17th June.

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