Indecent assault on woman in Longniddry

20 June 2018, 11:10 | Updated: 20 June 2018, 11:12

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A woman has been indecently assaulted by a man who grabbed her from behind as she walked along a footpath near a beach.

The 59-year-old woman was on the public footpath leading from car park 1 to car park 2 in Longniddry Bents, East Lothian, when the man assaulted her at around 4.25pm on Tuesday.

She screamed and he made off towards car park 2.

Police are appealing for information about the man, who is described as white, in his 50s, around 5ft 9in and of large/overweight build. He was wearing a white polo shirt with different coloured hoops, and grey jogging bottoms.

Constable Kris Macleod, from Haddington police station, said: "While the victim has not been injured, this attack has left her extremely distressed and we are eager to hear from anyone who can help us trace the suspect.

"If you were in the area of the car parks at Longniddry Bents on Tuesday afternoon and witnessed what happened, then please contact police immediately.

"We would also urge anyone with any other information relevant to this ongoing investigation to get in touch."

Anyone with information can contact Haddington police station via 101 and quote incident number 2518 of June 19, or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.