Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Sex assault on girl at Edinburgh bus stop

A 16-year-old girl was the victim of a serious sexual assault after she was attacked while waiting for a bus in Edinburgh, police have said.

The teenager was approached by a man while she was standing at a bus stop on Broomhouse Road at 21:10 on Monday.

The man told the girl to follow him round the back of the nearby sports pavilion, where he attacked her.

The suspect is described as being white, of skinny build, in his early 30s, and was wearing a dark jacket.

He was also carrying a white-coloured carrier bag with red beer cans in it.

Police are checking CCTV and are keen to talk to anyone who was in the area at the time.

Det Insp Keith Fairbairn said: "This has been a sickening attack on a young girl, and a full inquiry team has been established to trace the man responsible.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the Broomhouse area last night, and who may recognise the description of the suspect, to come forward.

"Although it was quite late, the area is popular with dog walkers, so there is a chance they may have seen or heard something suspicious around that time."

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