Police have spoken to the the man they were looking to a man they were looking to trace as part of their investigation after a 21-year-old woman was raped in Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens on Thursday morning.
A forensic team carried out an inch-by-inch search of Union Terrace Gardens yesterday as the investigation into the attack on the 21-year-old continued.
The popular space in the heart of the city was sealed off in the early hours of Thursday morning after police received a report that a woman had been attacked between 3-3.30am.
As the gardens eventually re-opened to the public yesterday afternoon, Detective Inspector Jacqui Campbell issued a description of a man who was seen walking in the area at the time of the incident – and urged him to come forward in the hope he saw or heard anything that can help.
And this afternoon the Detective Inspector confirmed: “Following yesterday’s media release looking to identify the black male with the flat top hairstyle, this witness has been traced and provided useful information.”
“We’d again ask anyone who was near Union Terrace Gardens, Union Terrace itself or in the area around The Central Library or His Majesty’s Theatre at about 0330 on Thursday morning to come forward.
“All information helps and it may be that others have heard or seen something which will help us find the person responsible for this assault.”
Police are urging anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or who thinks they have information about the incident, to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.