Tayside and Central Scotland

Girl, 13, indecently assaulted near Alloa retail park

A 13-year-old girl was indecently assaulted by a man as she walked home with friends near a retail park in Alloa in Clackmannanshire.

Central Scotland Police said the incident happened at about 21:00 on Saturday on a path close to Carnach, near the Morrisons store.

The girl managed to raise the alarm and her friends came to her aid. She was uninjured but left shaken and upset.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

The suspect was described as being as being in his late teens to early twenties, was wearing dark clothing and his face was partially covered. He is believed to have a tanned complexion.

Det Insp Donna Bryans said: "The girl had been with friends and was walking home when she was assaulted. She managed to raise the alarm and friends came to her assistance.

"I stress that this is an isolated incident and these kind of incidents are extremely rare.

"We are carrying out extensive inquiries and we have the mobile office in the area. If anybody has any information then I urge them to speak to officers at the scene or to call us."

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