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Police following a ‘positive line of inquiry’ in Elgin sex assault investigation

A police cordon  in place in the Doocot Park area of Elgin.
A police cordon in place in the Doocot Park area of Elgin.

Police carried out additional patrols in Elgin at the weekend after a woman was sexually assaulted.

The victim was attacked at around 1am on June 21, at Doocot Park.

The 33-year-old was uninjured but left shaken by what happened.

The force said inquiries have continued throughout the weekend at the scene, with additional patrols carried out in the area for reassurance.

Officers leading the investigation are following a positive line of inquiry and continue to appeal to anyone with information to get in touch.

Detective Inspector David Howieson said: “I would like to thank all those who have assisted with our investigation so far and would also continue to ask anyone with information which hasn’t been provided to police yet to get in touch. Do you remember seeing or hearing anything unusual in the area around the time in question? Did you see a man going into or leaving Doocot Park?

“I would also continue to urge anyone with dash-cam footage of the area and surrounding streets captured between 11pm on Thursday night and 1.30am on Friday morning to get in touch as soon as possible. A man we would like to speak to is aged in his twenties, of a slim build, around 5ft 7 – 6ft in height and was wearing a black hooded top. He was last seen walking into Doocot Park.”

DI Howieson added: “Incidents of this nature are extremely rare so I can understand the concern local residents have. Please be assured that every effort is being made to identify the person responsible.”

When calling Police Scotland on 101 please quote ref. no. 0156 of June 21. Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111 to remain completely anonymous.

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