Witness appeal following rape of 15-year-old girl

The teenager was targeted by the attacker at a grassy area just outside Forfar on Monday.

Witness appeal following rape of 15-year-old girl SNS Group

A teenage girl has been raped on the outskirts of a town in Angus.

The incident happened between 9am and 2.30pm on Monday at an overgrown grassy area near a communal opening just outside Forfar, off the road to Kingsmuir.

The 15-year-old had previously walked along East High Street, through Coutties Wynd, along Academy Street, onto South Street and towards Restenneth Drive.

She then arrived at the area where she was attacked which is thought to be popular with local dog walkers.

A male who had been arrested in connection with the serious sexual assault was released pending further inquiries.

Detective Inspector Leanne Blacklaw said: “We continue to support the victim and are carrying out an in-depth investigation which includes reviewing CCTV and door-to-door inquiries.

“As part of this, we’re eager to hear from anyone who may have passed this area on Monday, and who may have seen anyone in this location.

“We are also eager to hear from any drivers, or members of the public who were walking in the area and who may have seen the victim immediately prior to, or after the timeframe of the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 2230 of July 20 2020, or information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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