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Police Appeal following a sexual assault in Perth

Tayside Police are appealing for information following the serious sexual assault of a 52-year-old woman in Perth on Saturday, 24th April 2021.

The assault took place at Gannochy Duck Pond off Annat Road and Police are requesting for anyone who may have been around the area to come forward and assist in their enquiries.

Investigators say the incident took place between 5.55pm – 7pm last Saturday. The suspect is a white male – clean shaven, about 6ft tall with a medium build, short light brown/auburn hair and in his 40’s. He was wearing a grey coloured t-shirt with a rounded neck and camel coloured chino style trousers. He wore brown loafer type shoes.

Detective Inspector Paul Riley of Tayside Division CID who is leading the enquiry said:

“Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries since receiving the report of this attack.  

“The area where this attack happened is known locally as the Gannochy Duck Pond, which is just off Annat Road.  This area is overlooked by houses, and there are football pitches and tennis courts nearby which are likely to have been getting used at the time when this attack happened.

“It is now believed this attack took place between 5.55pm and 7pm on Saturday evening, 24 April 2021.  

“We do know from our enquiries so far that there would have been people going about this part of Perth that evening, and we are again asking for anyone who may have been in the area to come forward if they saw or heard anything which might help us in this investigation.  

“I would also stress that no matter how insignificant anyone thinks what they saw or heard might be, we would like to hear from them, as it may well be of significance to the enquiry.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the victim, who was in the area of Main Street, Strathmore Street and surrounding area, around this time.  She is described as being 52 years, slim build, wearing a black coloured padded jacket and a navy flower print A-line dress and white walking shoes.  She was wearing sunglasses and was carrying a black handbag and a green coloured Co-op carrier bag.

“We are also keen to speak to a man who was seen to be speaking to the victim and appeared to be offering her assistance at around 6.35pm, and this was near to the planter at the junction of Strathmore Street and Isla Court.  He is described as being a man in his 40s, about 5’10” tall with brown greying hair.  He was wearing a denim style shirt and was carrying a ‘bag for life’.”

If you have any information that might help in the investigation, please call 101 quoting reference number 3447 of Saturday 24th April 2021.

If you would like to pass on information anonymously, please call Crimstoppers on 0800 555 111.

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