Sex Attack On Woman In Edinburgh

8 January 2016, 18:21 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50


A woman was indecently assaulted as she walked home from a night out last month, police said.

A man attacked the 29-year-old in Papermill Wynd in Edinburgh at around 1am on Saturday December 19.

She had been out in the city centre with friends and was walking home when the man approached her in Queen Street.

The pair walked together until they reached Papermill Wynd, where the man assaulted her.

She contacted police after returning home and detectives said they have since been pursuing various lines of inquiry to identify the man or speak with anyone who may have witnessed the attack.

The suspect is described as being of South Asian appearance, in his late twenties, 5ft 7in with a skinny build and short dark hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark waterproof jacket.

Detective Sergeant Jon Pleasance said: "This was a distressing ordeal for the victim and we have been actively conducting inquiries in the area to trace the suspect.

"I would ask that anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around Papermill Wynd in the early hours of December 19 contacts police immediately.

"We would also ask anyone who was returning from work or a Christmas night out in the city centre that evening and remembers seeing this male approaching and then walking with the victim to get in touch.''