Hunt on for sex attacker

POLICE have launched a fresh appeal for information after a woman was sexually assaulted on McDonald Road in the early hours of Christmas Eve.

The public’s help is “vital” in bringing the assailant to justice, a police spokesman said.

The 23-year-old was walking home at 3.25am from a night out when a man approached and engaged her in conversation before grabbing her. A struggle ensued where the victim was sexually assaulted before the man made off towards Leith Walk.

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The suspect is dark skinned, 5ft 6in tall, slim, with short dark wavy hair, dark eyebrows, dark eyes and a dark moustache. He was wearing a black coat with a hood and black trousers.

A police spokesman said: “Anyone who saw anything suspicious or who can identify the suspect is asked to contact police.