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Teen indecently assaulted by kilted man in Edinburgh

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A teenager suffered a "terrifying ordeal" when she was indecently assaulted as she walked home in the early hours at the weekend.

The 19-year-old female was grabbed by a kilted man and dragged into a garden area in Salisbury Place, in the south of Edinburgh, at about 02:50 on Sunday.

She had been walking home after getting off a bus in the capital's Minto Street when the attack happened.

She managed to fight the man off before running home.

The man is white, in his early 30s, 6ft and of large build with dark hair.

He was wearing a red kilt, calf-high boots and a dark hooded top with numbers on the front.

Det Insp Donnie MacLeod, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the young woman and thankfully she was able to fight her attacker off before running away.

"We have already spoken to a number of witnesses but I would urge any other members of the public who remember seeing any suspicious activity within the Salisbury Place area during the early hours of Sunday morning is asked to contact police immediately.

"I would also ask anyone who recognises the description of the suspect to get in touch."

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