Police hunt man who sexually assaulted toddler in the street

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POLICE are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a toddler in a city street.
The attacker – wearing a wooly hat despite the warm weather – “inappropriately touched” the boy early on Tuesday evening.
The incident happened in Pennywell Gardens, in the Muirhouse area of the Edinburgh, at about 6.45pm.
Police said the attacker was wearing a woolly hat despite the warm weather
Police said the attacker was wearing a woolly hat despite the warm weather

 

The attacker is described as 5ft 6ins to 6ft, stocky, unshaven and wearing a brown leather jacket, dark-coloured woolly hat and dark-coloured trousers.

He was last seen walking in the direction of Millennium Public Park.
Detective Chief Inspector Alwyn Bell said: “We are extremely keen to apprehend this individual as quickly as possible and I would encourage anyone who remembers seeing this man in the area of Pennywell Gardens to contact police immediately.
“He was wearing a woolly hat, which could be seen as unusual in warm temperatures.
“Understandably, the assault has shocked the family and they, like us, want to see the man brought to justice.”
Police can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101 or, alternatively through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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