Man sought after Leith assault and robbery
Police are investigating following a serious sexual assault in Links Place in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The incident happened around 00.40am yesterday, when a 33-year-old woman was approached by an unknown man. They entered a car park where the male subjected her to a sexual assault in a doorway before threatening and then stealing money from the victim.
The man was last seen walking west in Links Place towards North Charlotte Street.
The woman sustained a minor head injury and was treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service. She contacted police and officers are now appealing for witnesses.
The suspect is descripted as a male, black afro-Caribbean, in his late 20s – early 30s. He is around 6ft 2” in height with short black hair. He was wearing a green parka jacket and blue denim jeans and spoke with a London accent.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin MacLean of Edinburgh’s Public Protection Unit said: “This was a serious and frightening attack, which has left the victim injured and badly upset. Specialist officers are now investigating this incident and the victim is now being supported by officers from our Public Protection Unit.
“We are eager to trace this man as soon as possible. I would ask anyone who was in the vicinity of Links Place in the early hours of Wednesday 25th October and saw anything suspicious, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”