Hunt for man with 'face or neck wound' after woman attacked in close

Officers were alerted to the incident that happened within a close in the Sandeman Street area.

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Police are searching for a man with a face or neck wound following the ‘unprovoked’ attack of a woman in Dundee.

The victim was within a close in the Sandeman Street area between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Saturday, May 18, when she was reportedly assaulted.

The suspect is believed to have run off from the area following the attempted attack which left him with a wound to his face or neck.

Police have described the suspect as being of Asian appearance, in his late 40s, around 5ft 5, skinny build, with dark receding hair which was bald on top.

He was wearing a dark jumper, navy tracksuit bottoms and no coat.

The victim was helped by a man and a woman who were passing by, described as being in their late 30s or early 40s.

The public has been told to expect an increased police presence in the area to provide “community reassurance” while enquiries are ongoing.

Detective sergeant Laura Jenkins said: “We believe this to have been an unprovoked attack and we are carrying out extensive enquiries in the local area.

“If any residents on Sandeman Street believe they witnessed any suspicious activity in the area, or you are one of the individuals who assisted the victim, we would like to hear from you.

“Anyone with any information on this incident, or any suspicious activity, should please call police on 101.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”

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