Pensioner sexually assaulted 14-year-old boy in park’s public toilets

The teenager was targeted by an elderly man in the facility on the east side of The Meadows in Edinburgh.

Pensioner sexually assaulted 14-year-old boy at public toilets in The Meadows, Edinburgh STV News

Police have launched an investigation after a 14-year-old boy was sexually assaulted in public toilets in Edinburgh.

The teenager was targeted by an elderly man in the facility on the east side of The Meadows in Edinburgh on Friday afternoon.

A member of the public entered the toilets during the assault prompting the attacker to leave.

He was then seen walking off towards the crossroads at Hope Park Terrace.

Police say the suspect is described as white, around 5ft 6, of slim build, with white stubble and aged around 70 years old.

He was wearing a dark jacket and trousers and a flat cap and was using a walking stick.

Detective inspector Grant Paterson said: “This attack has left the teenage boy exceptionally upset.

“We have officers on patrol in the area and if anyone has any concerns please speak to them or call us.

“This part of The Meadows would have been busy and I am asking anyone who saw this man or who may know who he is to get in touch.

“In particular, I am asking the member of the public who walked into the toilets as this was happening to get in touch.

“You may have information that is vital to our enquiries.

“Anyone who can help is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2466 of Friday, April 15.

“Or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”