Tayside and Central Scotland

Hunt for man who abducted and assaulted girl, 14

Police in Dollar
Image caption Police have been carrying out door to door inquiries in the village

Police hunting a man who abducted and sexually assaulted a girl on her way to school have been talking to locals and motorists in the area near the attack.

The 14-year-old was walking along High Street and Hillfoots Road in Dollar at 0820 BST on Monday when she was forced into a green car by her attacker.

She was driven eight miles to a farm track near Lin Mill where she was assaulted and ordered out of the car.

The schoolgirl flagged down a passing motorist who raised the alarm.

A Central Scotland Police spokeswoman said: "Our inquiries are ongoing. Officers are in High Street, Dollar, carrying out high visibility patrols and door to door inquiries.

"Road checks are also being carried out at Linn Mill, speaking to drivers who were travelling on the same road at the same time on Monday."

'Quiet village'

Police said the girl, who is being helped by specialist officers, described her attacker as being in his mid thirties, about 5ft 8in tall, with short receding brown hair and had bad facial skin.

The car is described as green and "possibly had four doors".

Local people said they were "shocked" at the incident.

One woman, who asked not to be named, said: "This is a quiet village where many people know each other and there is very little crime.

"For something like this to happen here is simply horrifying."

On Monday, Det Insp Ronnie Isles, who is leading the investigation, said these type of incidents were "extremely rare".

He asked anyone with information to contact the police.

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