Teenage girl assaulted in Aberdeen

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A teenage girl has been the victim of what police believe to be a “sexually-motivated” assault soon after she got off a bus in Aberdeen this week.

The girl boarded the Number 12 bus outside His Majesty’s Theatre at 4.37pm on Monday, heading to Northfield.

When she departed on Provost Rust Drive, she then walked to Byron Crescent, where the incident took place at around 5pm.

The man involved was last seen leaving in the direction of Waulkmill Road.

Detective inspector David Howieson said: “The girl was fortunately not seriously injured, however she is understandably shaken by what happened.

“We believe this incident to be sexually motivated and are providing appropriate support.

“Incidents of this nature are very rare, and we are trying to establish exactly what happened which includes collating CCTV footage and carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the Northfield area.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was on the bus with this girl and saw anything unusual to come forward if you think you have information which could help.

“The man is described as being white, between 50 and 60 years old, around 5ft 8in and of a skinny build.

“He was wearing a plain black beanie hat, a black jacket and had a local accent.”

Anyone with information can call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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