Police revisit OAP attack scene in Edinburgh

police in morningside Officers have been speaking to drivers and members of the public about last week's attack

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Police are revisiting the area in Edinburgh where an 85-year-old woman suffered a serious assault a week ago.

The woman received life-threatening injuries when she was attacked and possibly sexually assaulted in her home in Morningside on Friday 11 July.

She remains in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in a serious condition.

Officers, who are treating the attack as attempted murder, will return to the area between 14:30 and 16:30 to carry out further inquiries.

They will be stopping buses and motorists, speaking to members of the public and will carry out further door-to-door inquiries at businesses and homes.

As well as a dedicated inquiry team investigating the incident, officers have been carrying out high-visibility patrols in Morningside to offer reassurance to local people.

Morningside Pic: Brian Innes Police have been carrying out high-visibility patrols in Morningside since the woman was attacked

Det Ch Insp Keith Hardie said: "This was a brutal assault on an elderly lady and we are treating it as attempted murder.

"We have been examining CCTV in the area and from the buses that pass through, and by revisiting the area we hope we can jog people's memory who may have noticed something suspicious around Morningside Grove last Friday. "

He added: "We are keen to trace a man who was seen standing near the locus around 15:30 on Friday afternoon.

"He is described as 18 to 30-years-old, average height and build, and with short dark hair."

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    • Lochgelly A92 Eastbound: Blocked multi-vehicle accident between B9149 (Lochgelly) and Chapel Level, Kirkcaldy. Support vehicle is en-route. There is also a lane closure on the Westbound carriageway.
     
  93.  
    Email: newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk Your views - Getting Scots active

    What would get you off your couch? What about your friends and neighbours? Are Scots just lazy?

    Send us your views.

     
  94.  
    07:40: 'Get Scots active' call

    Fifteen medical organisations in Scotland have called for radical action to improve levels of physical activity.

    Couch potato

    Physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists, dentists, anaesthetists and GPs joined together as the Scottish Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties.

    They said as much effort should be made to increase activity as was already put into encouraging people to stop smoking or drinking.

     
  95.  
    @CowdenbeathPol CowdenbeathPolice

    Serious road accident on A92 Eastbound between Lochgelly & Kirkcaldy West. Might be best planning an alternative route meantime.

     
  96.  
    @trafficscotland

    #A725 E/B at Blantyre - Traffic very slow on approach due to RTC,recovery is on-going but please #BeAware

     
  97.  
    Good Morning Scotland Gary Robertson BBC Radio Scotland

    Young carers in Scotland are unhappy and stressed - but proud according to survey by @CarersTrust #bbcgms 0750

     
  98.  
    @SETrunkRoads Amey SE Trunk Roads

    Current road surface conditions A7 Terrona #DriveSafe #Winterinfo

    Road A7
     
  99.  
    07:31: Snow showers, sun and light winds BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    Met Office Amber "be prepared" warning for snow showers across central and western parts of Scotland. 5cm at low levels, 10cm+ over the high ground.

    Showers will gradually become less frequent and largely confined to the north-west and for most it will be a bright day with spells of sunshine . The best of the sunshine will be across Grampian, Angus and into Fife.

    Temperatures today will reach around 2 or 3 Celsius inland, 5 in coastal areas.

    Light winds for most although a brisk north-westerly will affect the west the Western Isles and the Southern Hebrides.

     
  100.  
    @NWTrunkRoads BEAR NW Trunk Roads

    Conditions on #A9 #Aviemore at 07:15 this morning #snow and poor visibility - are you prepared to travel?

    Snow
     

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