Police are appealing for information after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the Corstorphine area of the city around 6.40pm on Saturday night.

The teenager was walking from the direction of the Tesco Extra store at Corstorphine and turned onto Broomhall Road at a convenience store and hair salon when she became aware of a man following her along Broomhall Road.

As she approached the junction of Broomhall Road and Broomhall Loan, she was approached from behind by the man, who asked her for the time. He then assaulted her before running off along Broomhall Road towards Meadow Place Road.

He is described as white, around 30 to 40-years-old with short black hair and fair eyebrows. He was wearing a black mask and a black padded jacket.

Detective Sergeant Mark Seymour said: “We are appealing to anyone who was in the area both before and after this incident who may have seen this man or know who he is. In particular we are asking anyone with dash-cam footage or private CCTV that may have picked up anything suspicious to get in touch.

“Anyone who can help is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1676 of Sunday, 9 November, 2020, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”