Police investigation a rape in Aberdeen city centre have released a description of a man they believe is a potential witness.
A 21-year-old woman was attacked in the grounds of Union Terrace Gardens between 3am and 3.30am. yesterday morning and police are looking to speak to a man who was seen walking in the area at the time of the incident and may have seen or heard something that would help the investigation.
The man is described as black, average build, with a flat top hairstyle, he was wearing black slim leg jeans, a blue denim shirt or jacket and a blue t shirt with white writing on it.
Detective Inspector Jacqui Campbell said: “We are looking to trace this gentleman as we believe he was walking past the area when the assault happened.
“We think he had walked along Union Terrace, then down the stairs at the side of His Majesty’s Theatre and along Donald’s Way onto Skene Street.
“He may have seen someone coming out of or walking away from Union Terrace Gardens or towards Woolmanhill Hospital.
“We’d ask anyone matching this description who was in the area at about 3.30am on Thursday morning to come forward and speak to us as he may have information which would help us find the person responsible for this assault.”
The park is sealed off while teams of police officers and forensic experts scour the park for evidence.