Friday 30th April 2021,
North Edinburgh Community News

Police appeal for witnesses after teenage girl assaulted on her way to school in Davidson’s Mains Park

Officers are appealing for information after a teenage girl was assaulted in Davidson’s Mains Park this morning.

Around 8am the 14-year-old was walking to school on a footpath through the park when she was assaulted by a male suspect.

She was not injured and ran off, on the path through the wooded area, towards Barnton Park Avenue.

The male suspect is described as white, around 6ft tall, aged late 30s to early 40s. He is described as being clean shaven with short brown hair.

He was wearing a long-sleeved black hooded top, a yellow high visibility vest and black combat style trousers.

Inspector Keith Forrester, of Corstorphine Police Station, said: “Thankfully the victim was not injured, however understandably this was an upsetting incident for her.

“It happened near to a local school just before the start of the school day and so there may have been numerous people in the area at that time. I am therefore appealing to anyone who was in the Davidson’s Mains Park area this morning, and saw a man matching this description, to get in touch.

“If you were driving past the park at the time and have a dashcam, I would ask you to check back to see if you have captured footage of the suspect.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1081 of 30 April, 2021.

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