Teenager Indecently Assaulted In Penicuik

21 July 2017, 16:36

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A teenage girl has been indecently assaulted as she walked in a wooded area in Midlothian.

The incident happened around 3.15pm on Thursday near to Rullion Road and Deanburn.

Police say the teenager and her friend, both aged 14, had been making their way through the wooded area when a man walked past them and touched one of them inappropriately.

He is described as having a tanned complexion, in his late 30s or early 40s, with a heavy build, dark messy hair and a beard.

The suspect was wearing a green and brown striped jumper, bootcut jeans and dark footwear. His hair and clothing were covered in dust and dried mud.

Sergeant Michele Lindsay of Penicuik said: "As part of our ongoing inquiries we're asking anyone who may have seen the man in the area, or who recognises his description, to come forward.

"Likewise, I would urge anyone who may have information about this incident to contact us.''