Woman attacked by man and dragged along the ground in Musselburgh

A 52-year-old woman has been injured after a man attacked her and proceeded to drag her along the ground near the River Esk.

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 7:14 pm
Police have appealed for witnesses.

The assault took place at about 7.40pm on Saturday in Olivebank Road in what the police believe to have been a targeted attack.

Officers are now hunting the suspect who is white, skinny and, at the time, was wearing dark clothing and possibly a hat and gloves.

Detective Constable Ryan Gilhooly of Dalkeith CID, said: “The victim of this assault has thankfully not sustained any serious injuries as a result of this attack.

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“We believe this attack to be targeted and we are appealing for information surrounding the incident.

“I would ask anyone who may have witnessed a man matching this description or was in the area of Olivebank Road or Market Street at the time of the attack to get in contact with police.

“I would also urge anyone with dashcam footage that may have captured the assault to contact police.”