Police reveal more details about town assault

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FURTHER details have emerged about an incident in Hill Terrace, Arbroath in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday) morning in which a woman was assaulted.

Tayside Police have confirmed a 44 year-old female was attacked in the grassed area adjacent to Hill Terrace, which was cordoned off until around 10 a.m. yesterday morning.

It is thought the woman was hauled to the ground and a struggle ensued before she was able to break free from the assailant.

Both the assailant and the victim then moved to the bench outside Arbroath Library, where a further altercation took place.

The assailant then made off towards Ponderlaw Street where he was lost to view.

After the incident, the woman was badly shaken and Tayside Police have now launched an investigation to trace the man responsible.

He is described as male, early 20s, approximately five foot 10 inches in height with a slim build, sharp facial features and short fair hair.

He was wearing a grey top, blue jeans and white training shoes.

Tayside Police say they would like to speak to anybody who may have been in the area at the time of the incident.

A police spokesman said: “Tayside Police are extremely keen to speak to anyone who was walking or driving in the Ponderlaw Street, Hill Place and Hill Street areas between 12.30 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Thursday morning.

“Any such person may be a crucial witness and even though they may feel that they did not see anyone or anything suspicious the police would like to speak with them.”

“Any person who may know who the attacker is or who has any information regarding the incident is asked to contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”