Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Woman stabbed by man in Edinburgh's Hailes Quarry Park

A woman has been stabbed by a man wearing a brown hoodie during an unprovoked attack while she walked in Edinburgh.

The 33-year-old was approached by the attacker as she walked on a path that leads into Hailes Quarry Park, near Kingsknowe Court, at 11.15 on Monday.

Following a brief conversation, she continued walking, but became aware of the man running back towards her.

He stabbed her in the shoulder, before running on towards a nearby play park.

Scottish accent

The woman was helped by members of the public and she was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The man is white, 5ft 5ins tall, clean shaven, with a wide-jawed face, blue eyes, and short messy light brown hair.

He was wearing a brown long-sleeved zip-up hooded top, dark blue baggy jeans, and dark shoes. He spoke with a Scottish accent.

Det Insp Neil Spowart, of Police Scotland, said: "This was an unprovoked attack that left the victim with a serious injury to her shoulder.

"She has been left understandably distressed as a result of what happened, and we are appealing to anyone who has information that can assist our inquiries to come forward.

"Anyone who was in the area of Hailes Quarry Park yesterday morning, who saw the suspect or noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area, is urged to contact police immediately.

"Similarly, anyone who recognises the description of the suspect, or who has any other information that can assist our inquiries, should also get in touch."

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites