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Image released after hate crime incident in Edinburgh bar

CCTV image of woman Image copyright Police Scotland

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to in connection with a hate crime in Edinburgh.

The incident happened at Sofi's Bar in Henderson Street, Leith, at about 18:00 on 4 March.

Police said a female member of staff was subjected to homophobic abuse.

The woman on the CCTV image is in her mid-30s and is wearing glasses. She has shoulder-length hair which is dark at the roots and lighter at the ends.

She is about 5ft 7in tall, of heavy build. At the time of the incident, she was wearing blue jeans and a long grey coat.

Image copyright Google
Image caption The incident happened at Sofi's Bar in Leith

PC Shona MacKay, from Police Scotland, said: "The comments directed towards the member of bar staff were completely unacceptable and we continue to progress this inquiry to trace the suspect.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who recognises the woman pictured in the CCTV footage and would ask the public to come forward if they can help us identify and trace this individual.

"In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation should also contact police immediately."

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