Man wanted after teenage girl sexually assaulted on her way to school

The 15-year-old was sexually assaulted by a masked man in an early morning attack.

CCTV image released after schoolgirl sexually assaulted by masked man on path in Uphall, West Lothian Police Scotland

A CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage girl who was attacked while on her way to school in West Lothian has been released.

The 15-year-old was walking along a footpath between Middleton Avenue and Loaninghill Road in Broxburn when she was confronted by a masked man who sexually assaulted her at around 8.15am.

The incident took place in the morning of Tuesday, June 21.

Police are now looking to trace the person pictured as they believe he will be able to assist with their investigations.

He is described as being white, around 5ft8 with brown eyes and was wearing a grey hooded top, black jeans or combat style trousers and carrying a multi-coloured rucksack.

He was also wearing a face mask on the lower half of his face and had his hood up.

Detective Constable Ross Bennie, from CID Livingston said: “I would urge the male, or anyone who has information relating to the male, depicted in the image to make contact with the Police.

“Members of the public can contact Police Scotland via the 101 non-emergency telephone number quoting incident number 0664 of 21 June 2022. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”