Police appeal after serious assault on woman near Holyrood

Viewcraig Street.
Viewcraig Street.
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Police in Edinburgh have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace in connection with a serious assault on a 21-year-old woman at an address in Viewcraig Street, Edinburgh on Wednesday 30th August.

Detectives believe the man pictured is of interest to the ongoing investigation and would ask anyone who recognises him to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Paul Cooper of Edinburgh’s Public Protection Unit said: “This has understandably been extremely distressing for the victim involved and we continue to follow up all lines of enquiry.

“The man pictured is believed to be of significance to our investigation, and we would urge anyone who recognises him not to approach him but to come forward to police as soon as possible.

“Anyone with information can call Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.’”