As­sault in­ves­ti­ga­tion

Po­lice probe claims woman was at­tacked by two peo­ple

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - Home&abroad - BY JAMES SIMP­SON

A PO­LICE in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been lau nched a fter a woman was as­saulted close to Dundee city cen­tre.

The 21-year-old was ap­proached by two peo­ple who were known to her be­fore the in­ci­dent op­po­site Dundee bus sta­tion on Sea­gate.

Po­lice were called and of­fi­cers were seen tak­ing state­ments from a group of women out­side an of­fice block close to the scene.

One mo­torist said po­lice were in the area for well over an hour as they in­ves­ti­gated the at­tack, which is beloved to have taken place on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

He said: “When I’d come past there were two po­lice vans on the scene.

“Two of­fi­cers were tak­ing state­ments from four women.

“It looked like they’d maybe been out shop­ping as they had a few bags.”

An­other eye­wit­ness said he was “shocked” to hear what had hap­pened.

He said: “I thought they had maybe been wit­nesses to an ac­ci­dent.

“There were only three women at the scene.

“I no­ticed they had a few shop­ping bags.

“The woman didn’t ap­pear to be in­jured or in too much dis­tress.”

He added: “It’s scary to think some­one was as­saulted in broad day­light.

“Its such a busy area with a lot foot­fall and traf­fic.

“You wouldn’t think this type of thing would hap­pen.”

A spokesman for the force said: “Po­lice Scot­land are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an i nci­dent on Sea­gate around 2.20pm on Fri­day.

“A 21-year-old woman was ap­proached and al­legedly as­saulted by two per­sons who are known to her.

“She was not in­jured, and in­quiries are on­go­ing to trace all per­sons in­volved.”

Po­lice talk to women near the scene of the al­leged as­sault.

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