Tayside and Central Scotland

Girl, 15, sexually assaulted in Perthshire village

A 15-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted by a man while out walking her dogs in a village in Perthshire.

The attack happened near the Stanley Mills complex in Stanley between 22:15 and 23:00 on Sunday.

Police said the girl was approached by a man on a tree-lined path near to the Fisherman's Bothy by the River Tay.

He was described as about 6ft, wearing a light blue hoodie and spoke in a foreign language - possible Eastern European.

The girl was walking with her two dogs - a black cross spaniel/collie and a small white and black papillon puppy.

She is about 5ft 6ins tall, stocky and has long dark-coloured hair. She was wearing a navy blue body warmer, a cream-coloured hoodie, black leggings and black shoes.

She did not require medical attention after the attack but was extremely distressed, police said.

Officers want to hear from anyone who was in the area on Sunday night and who saw the girl or the man who assaulted her.

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