A young girl has been assaulted in a park beside a school in Edinburgh

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(Photo Courtesy of Police Scotland)

A girl has been assaulted in Davidson’s Mains Park in Edinburgh at around 8am on Friday.

The 14-year-old was walking to school on a footpath through the park when she was assaulted by a male suspect. 

She was able to run off, and was not injured. 

Inspector Keith Forrester, of Corstorphine Police Station, said: ” Thankfully the victim was not injured, however understandably this was an upsetting incident for her.

“It happened near to a local school just before the start of the school day and so there may have been numerous people in the area at that time. I am therefore appealing to anyone who was in the Davidson’s Mains Park area this morning, and saw a man matching this description, to get in touch.

“If you were driving past the park at the time and have a dashcam, I would ask you to check back to see if you have captured footage of the suspect.”

The male suspect is described as white, around 6ft tall, aged late 30s to early 40s. He is described as being clean shaven with short brown hair. He was wearing a long-sleeved black hooded top, a yellow high visibility vest and black combat style trousers.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1081.