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E-fit issued of man who raped a woman in The Meadows in Edinburgh

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Image caption Detectives said they believed the e-fit was a very good likeness of the man they wanted to trace

An e-fit of a man who raped a 19-year-old woman in The Meadows in Edinburgh has been released.

The woman had been out with friends in the Cowgate and was returning home at about 07:00 on Saturday when she was attacked near Jawbone Walk.

Police said she was on Middle Meadow Walk between 06:50 and 07:10 when she was approached by a man from behind.

He knocked her to the ground before carrying out the "horrific" attack.

Det Ch Insp Alwyn Bell, of Police Scotland, said: "We believe this is a very good likeness of the man we wish to trace.

"He is described as being between 20 and 30, 5ft 4ins to 5ft 9ins in height, of medium build and wearing a black beanie hat, dark trousers and black zip-up tracksuit top.

"This was a dreadful experience for the victim. It is essential we trace this man as soon as possible. I am appealing for anyone who recognises the description or e-fit picture of the man to call Police Scotland."

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