Police investigating a sexual assault are appealing to members of the public who might have caught evidence on private CCTV to come forward.
Officers are carrying out inquiries into the attack involving a 21-year-old woman which took place in the early hours of Sunday morning at the underpass at Robert Street, Arbroath.
Detective Chief Inspector Bobby Dow, who is leading the investigation, has urged residents living the area who have access to private CCTV to contact police.
He said he was particularly interested in sourcing footage which captures the areas around Gravesend, Morrisons supermarket and car park, Hume Street and Robert Street around 2am.
“I urge anyone who may have CCTV on their property to please assist us with our enquiries into this sexual crime, by securing any recordings and by contacting our officers to allow us to review the footage,” he said.
“There may be important evidence caught on your outside closed circuit cameras that will help us to identify the individual responsible for this unprovoked sexual attack that happened at the underpass in Robert Street.
“If you have any CCTV facilities at all around your home, please let us know. Give us the opportunity to decide whether there may be something of value to help us with our investigations.”
DCI Dow also re-issued a description of the victim and of the man the force wants to trace.
“The victim was wearing a black top, a black leather jacket, a black thigh length skirt, black tights and knee length boots,” he said.
“She is described as being about five feet five inches tall, of medium build and she has long blonde hair with dark-coloured roots. You may have seen her talking to a man in Morrisons supermarket carpark.
“He is described as being aged in his 20s or 30s, of stocky build, between five feet ten inches and five feet eleven inches tall and was clean shaven. He is further described as wearing a white T shirt, dark jeans, dark coloured jacket and light coloured trainers.
“Anyone who saw a woman or man matching these descriptions in the area of Gravesend, Morrisons supermarket, Hume Street or Robert Street in the early hours of Sunday morning, or saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area of the underpass is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.
“Information can also be provided anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”