Police hunt after indecent assault on teenage boy in Ratho

Police are appealing for witnesses.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
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POLICE are appealing for information after a 14-year-old boy was indecently assaulted at a bus stop at Ratho Station.

The youngster had been with friends on Glasgow Road, waiting on a bus to take them towards town, when a man walked past and assaulted him at around 4pm last Saturday.

He then continued to walk towards Newbridge.

The victim was uninjured and reported the matter to his parents later that evening before contacting police.

Officers say they have been carrying out extensive CCTV and door-to-door inquiries in the area.

The suspect is described as white, between 40 and 60 years old, with short grey hair. He was wearing a dark purple and grey waterproof anorak, a tartan scarf and dark trousers.

Detective Sergeant Jonathan Pleasance said: “The young victim was not injured during this incident, but it was obviously an unpleasant experience and we are keen to hear from anyone who can help us trace the suspect.

“If you remember seeing any suspicious activity in Glasgow Road last Saturday afternoon or remember seeing a male matching this description then please contact police immediately.”

“In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also asked to get in touch.”