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Kilted attacker visited takeaway in Edinburgh's Marchmont

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A kilted man wanted for a "terrifying" indecent attack on a teenager in Edinburgh visited a takeaway the day before.

A 19-year-old female was grabbed and dragged into a garden in Salisbury Place at about 02:50 on Sunday.

The man visited the Marchmont Takeaway on Marchmont Road between 19:00 and 21:00 on Saturday.

The man also walked from the city centre southwards along Newington Road, towards Salisbury Place.

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.

Image caption The attacker was wearing a dark grey hooded top with 'Dropkick Murphys' written on it

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

He was wearing a dark kilt, calf-high boots and a dark grey hooded top with "Dropkick Murphys" written on it.

Det Insp Donnie MacLeod, of Police Scotland, said: "Since the attack took place we have been conducting various inquiries in and around Salisbury Place to trace witnesses and establish the movements of the suspect before and after the incident.

"We are now satisfied that he was within the Marchmont area on Saturday evening before carrying out the attack, during which time he walked towards Salisbury Place from the direction of the city centre.

"I would ask anyone who believes they may have seen this individual on Saturday night, or the early hours of Sunday morning, or who knows where we can find him should contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also asked to get in touch."

Police have also increased patrols in the area and will have a high-visibility presence in Salisbury Place.

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