North Berwick woman assaulted as she walked dog

A dog walker has been assaulted in North Berwick
A dog walker has been assaulted in North Berwick
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Police in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in North Berwick today as she walked her dog.

• 44-year-old woman assaulted as she walked her dog in North Berwick

• Incident took place in Tantallon Road as she was walking her Spaniel puppy

The 44-year-old was walking her Spaniel puppy within the wooded area next to Tantallon Road at around 6.30am when a male approached her and knocked her to the ground.

A struggle ensued and the woman fought with her attacker before he fled towards the rugby club.

Following the incident the women flagged down two men in a small silver car who took her home where she contacted police.

Officers are now keen to trace these individuals and anyone else who was in the area at the time or who may have information that can assist with their enquiries.

Her attacker is described as white, approximately 5ft 10ins tall with an unshaven complexion and wearing a black tracksuit with the hood up.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The woman was left extremely distressed as a result of this incident and we are keen to trace anyone who was in the Tantallon Road area this morning and remembers seeing anything suspicious.

“We are still trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this attack and would urge the occupants of the silver vehicle, who assisted the woman, to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone with any other information relevant to this investigation is also asked to come forward. by calling 101”.