Sex attack on two teenage girls sparks police hunt

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Picture: John Devlin
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Picture: John Devlin
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TWO Teenage girls have been indecently assaulted in a ‘distressing’ incident at a local beauty spot.

Police have appealed for witnesses after the 13-year old victims reported the assault, which happened around 5pm on Friday 3rd July at the Cramond Waterfall.

They had been in the area when a man approached and indecently assaulted the pair before walking off towards Cramond Beach.

The girls then reported the matter to police, who had been following a positive line of investigation but are now asking for the public’s assistance to help trace the suspect.

He is described as being potentially of Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi ethnicity, around 25-years-old with a large build, short dark hair and a full beard. He was wearing a white polo shirt, black dress trousers and black shoes.

Detective Sergeant David Brady from Edinburgh’s Public Protection Unit said: “This was a distressing experience for the young girls and we have been pursuing various lines of investigation over the past week to identify the suspect.

“However, we have so far been unable to establish who he is and I am keen to hear from anyone with information that can assist with our inquiry.

In particular, we would like to speak with anyone who was walking between the Cramond Waterfall and Cramond Beach last Friday evening and may have seen this male.

“Similarly, anyone with any further information in relation to these assaults is also asked to come forward.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.