Woman Indecently Assaulted Near Edinburgh Uni

5 October 2017, 11:25 | Updated: 5 October 2017, 11:28

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Police are hunting a man who grabbed a young woman and indecently assaulted her as she was about to enter a block of flats.

The woman was left "extremely distressed" following the incident in Rankeillor Street, Edinburgh on Sunday.

The 23-year-old victim was about to enter a common stair at around 3am when a man grabbed her from behind and attacked her.

She fought off her attacker and he left the area.

Detective Inspector Donnie MacLeod said: "This attack left the young woman extremely distressed and we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry to identify the male responsible.

"If you remember seeing any suspicious activity on Rankeillor Street during the early hours of Sunday morning then please contact police immediately.

"We are also keen to speak to you if you recognise the description of the suspect or have any other information that can assist with this investigation."

The suspect is described as white, in his early thirties, 5ft 5ins tall with a medium build, deep set eyes and very short blond hair.

He was wearing a light-coloured hooded top.

Anyone with information can contact police via 101 and quote incident number 2933 of October 1 or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.