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Appeal for witnesses after woman sexually assaulted in Brown Street in Inverness during the early hours of yesterday morning

By Ian Duncan

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Police Scotland.
Police Scotland.

Police in Inverness are hunting a man following a report of a sexual assault which took place in the early hours of yesterday.

The incident happened on Brown Street, around 2.15am and the victim, a 35-year-old woman, was left uninjured but shaken, as a result.

The suspect is described as being a male, around 40-years-old, approximately 5ft 8ins, slim build, with tanned complexion and short, messy, dark hair. He was wearing a dark top or jacket, with light trousers.

Detective Sergeant Christopher MacLeod said: “Thankfully the victim was not injured as a result of this incident and the man was chased from the area by both the victim herself and a friend.

“We are appealing for any witnesses who believed they saw a man matching the description in the areas surrounding Brown Street, between midnight and 2am on Wednesday morning.

“We remain committed to tackling incidents of violent and sexual crime and will be increasing our patrols in the area, as officers carry out extensive enquiries into this incident.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident 0208 of 24 November. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.

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