Manhunt after woman sexually assaulted on her way home

The attack happened at around 9.20pm on Sunday in the Windmill Street area of Peterhead.

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Peterhead: The woman was attacked on Sunday night.

A manhunt has been launched after a woman was sexually assaulted while walking home.

The attack happened at around 9.20pm on Sunday in the Windmill Street area of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.

The 37-year-old victim was on her way home when a man engaged her in conversation before threatening and sexually assaulting her.

The woman managed to run off, but has been left “shocked and upset”.

The suspect is believed to have turned into King Street.

He has been described as in his early 40s, just under 6ft, and spoke with a foreign accent.

He was wearing a dark blue puffa-style jacket with the hood up, white gloves, light blue jeans and black trainers or boots.

Detective sergeant Scott Massie, of the Public Protection Unit in Fraserburgh, said: “The woman was understandably shocked and upset and we are appealing for witnesses or anyone who can help trace the person responsible to get in touch.”

If you have any information, call 101.