Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Woman racially abused at bus stop in Edinburgh's Oxgangs

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a woman was racially abused in the city.

The incident happened sometime between 06:30 and 06:50 on Tuesday in Oxgangs Avenue.

The 27-year-old, who is originally from Nepal was standing at the bus stop outside St Mark's RC Church when a group of youths began to make offensive and racist remarks towards her.

All of the youths then boarded a Number 16 bus and the woman contacted police.

Officers are now conducting local inquiries to identify the youths and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Two of the men are white and in their teens. One had ginger hair. There was also a white female teenager.

PC Connor Stapleton, of Police Scotland, said: "The woman was not injured but was left very upset at the offensive remarks made by the youths.

"I would ask that any members of the public who were in the area at the time and remember seeing this incident take contact police immediately.

"In addition, passengers on the bus are also asked to get in touch if they can provide us with information that will help locate the suspects."

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