Toddler Sexually Assaulted

22 April 2015, 19:21 | Updated: 22 April 2015, 19:38

Police are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a toddler in a street.

The young boy had been with his mother on Pennywell Gardens in Edinburgh when the man came up and touched him inappropriately.

The suspect is described as 5ft 6ins to 6ft, stocky, unshaven, wearing a brown leather jacket, dark-coloured woolly hat and dark-coloured trousers.

He was last seen walking in the direction of Millennium public park.

Police appealed for information about the incident which happened at about 6.45pm yesterday.

Detective chief inspector Alwyn Bell said: "We are extremely keen to apprehend this individual as quickly as possible and I would encourage anyone who remembers seeing this man in the area of Pennywell Gardens to contact police immediately.

"He was wearing a woolly hat, which could be seen as unusual in warm temperatures.

"Understandably, the assault has shocked the family and they, like us, want to see the man brought to justice."