Teenage girl targeted in sexually motivated attack

A teenage girl has been assaulted after getting off a bus in an attack police believe was sexually motivated.

The girl, in her mid teens, boarded the number 12 bus outside His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen at around 4.37pm on Monday.

When she got off the bus at Provost Rust Drive in Northfield she walked towards Byron Crescent, where she was assaulted at around 5pm.

The suspect, a man aged between 50 and 60, was last seen heading in the direction of Waulkmill Road.

Police are appealing for information about the incident.

Detective Inspector David Howieson said: “The girl was fortunately not seriously injured, however, is understandably shaken by what happened.

“We believe this incident to be sexually motivated and are providing appropriate support.

“Incidents of this nature are very rare and we are trying to establish exactly what happened, which includes collating CCTV footage and carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the Northfield area.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was on the bus with this girl and saw anything unusual to come forward if you think you have information which could help.

“The man is described as being white, between 50 and 60-years-old, around 5ft 8in and of a skinny build.

“He was wearing a black plain beanie hat, a black jacket and had a local accent.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number CF0010450119 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where anonymity can be maintained.