Hunt for Dundee cyclist who assaulted runner

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POLICE Scotland officers in Dundee are hunting a teenage cyclist who indecently assaulted a woman while she was out for a run in the city yesterday

The 24 year-old woman was running with two other female friends, a distance behind a larger group of male runners, when she was assaulted at about 6.30pm.

A force spokesman explained: “As they made their way along Law Crescent they became aware of a teenager – aged between 15 to 18-years-old - on a bike. As they reached the junction of Law Crescent, Law Road and Hill Street, he cycled past the women and indecently touched one of them before cycling away. Although concerned by the incident she was not injured.”

The spokesman continued: “A short time later, as they ran back along Law Crescent, the women saw the same person near to the fence at the north entrance to the play park. He was exposing himself, but on being seen he ran to his bike and cycled off along Lawton Road and into Byron Street before being lost to view.”

The cyclist being sought has brown hair and was wearing an army-style green or khaki camouflage hooded top and jeans. His bike has a green cross bar and yellow frame.

The force spokesman said: “Officers are carrying out door to door enquiries in the area, supported by extra patrols in the area. They are also carrying out a review of public and private CCTV. Anyone who has information that could assist enquiries should call Police Scotland on 101 or speak to any officer.”