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10 Yr Old Girl Assaulted By Teenager
Police are investigating reports a 10-year-old girl has been assaulted by a teenager.
The incident happened in the Kennedy Crescent area of Dunfermline on Saturday where a male, described as being 14 to 17-years-old, appeared to follow, took hold of and then assaulted the girl.
Officers are conducting extensive enquiries in the area and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
The suspect has dark blond or light brown hair that is shaved at the sides and short on top, had stubble and has protruding ears. He was wearing a long black Adidas tracksuit top with a white zip that was hip length, a red t-shirt, blue jeans and black trainers with white soles.
Area Commander Chief Inspector Adrian Annandale said: "We are taking this matter very seriously and have launched a full investigation. Inquiries conducted so far have shown that the suspect was in the area of the bus station on Pilmuir Street, Dunfermline and the Townhill Road area.
"These incidents are rare; however I understand that the community will be concerned by such an incident. We have officers conducting patrols in the area and anyone with concern or information should speak with them.
"The victim received minor injuries but has been left shocked by this incident and we have specialist officers supporting her and her family.
"We are urging anyone with information that could assist with our inquiry to come forward as soon as possible.''
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