'Extremely traumatic' - Woman, 28, verbally abused by youths using sexualised language during attack near Falkirk Wheel

A 28-year-old woman was attacked and verbally abused by a group of youths as she walked along the canal path close to the Falkirk Wheel visitor centre.

Police said the woman was approached by four males and two females - aged between 11 and 20 - who abused her using sexualised language and assaulted her at around 6:45pm on Wednesday, August 12. Two of the youths were on black and white bikes.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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A police spokesperson said: "This incident was extremely traumatic for the victim and police are keen to identify those responsible."

The woman was attacked and verbally abused near to the Falkirk Wheel. Picture: Robert Perry

Anyone with information should contact police on 101quoting PS-20200817-1717.

A marvel of engineering, The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in central Scotland which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.

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