Man rapes woman in her home in Midlothian
A man who raped a woman in her Midlothian home had a tattoo on his arm of an animal with distinctive red eyes, police have said.
The attack happened in the woman's house in Dalkeith, after she returned home at 00:20 on Sunday.
The victim, who is in her 20s, had visited pubs in the Newmills Road area just before midnight.
The man, described as white and in his mid 20s, entered her house a short time later and attacked her.
He was said to have a tanned complexion, was 6ft tall, and of muscular build with short dark hair.
The suspect was wearing dark jeans, a short sleeved top and had a number of tattoos.Face injuries
Det Ch Insp Kenny Gray, from Lothian and Borders Police, said: "The victim has suffered a terrifying ordeal at the hands of the suspect, and she is currently being cared for by family.
"At this time we are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Allan Terrace between midnight and 02:00 on Sunday, who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, to contact police.
"We also want anyone who may have noticed a lone female walking in the area of Newmills Road, Gibraltar Road, or Allan Terrace just after midnight to get in touch.
"The victim is 5ft 2ins tall with brown hair, was wearing black leggings, a cream top with elbow-length sleeves, and white flat shoes.
"We know that the victim struggled with the suspect, and he may have visible injuries to his face as a result.
"We are appealing to anyone who recognises his description to contact us immediately."