Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Kilted Edinburgh attacker wore 'distinctive top'

A hooded top similar to the one worn by the attacker Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption A hooded top similar to the one worn by the attacker

A kilted man who indecently attacked a young woman in Edinburgh was wearing a highly distinctive top, police have revealed.

The 19-year-old victim was assaulted after being dragged into a garden area in Salisbury Place at about 02:50 on Sunday.

She fought off the attacker, who fled towards Minto Street.

Detectives have now released an image of a hooded top similar to the one worn by the attacker.

It was dark in colour and bore a motif of US-Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys.

The attacker is white, in his early 30s, 6ft, of a large build and with dark hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured kilt and dark calf-high boots.

Anyone who recognises the description of the suspect or has any other information is being asked to contact police.

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

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

Det Insp Donnie MacLeod, of Police Scotland, said: "His hooded top is extremely distinctive and I'm confident that someone will remember seeing him, or actually knows this individual and was in their company at some point either before or after the indecent assault.

"We believe the hooded top was dark in colour, so may be grey or a deep olive green colour.

"As part of our inquiries, we are speaking with various bars, restaurants and hotels to see if staff remember serving this male and we are also liaising with transport companies to determine if he boarded a bus or took a taxi to a location outside Edinburgh, such as Midlothian or East Lothian.

"I would urge anyone who may be able to provide us with information to contact us immediately if they have not already done so."

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