A fresh appeal has been launched five years after the rape of a young woman in Edinburgh.
The 19-year-old woman was walking on Newmills Road in Balerno at around 12.30am on Thursday August 27 2015 when she was approached from behind, taken into a nearby field and subjected to a serious sexual assault.
Detectives are still investigating the case and are now renewing their appeal for witnesses on the fifth anniversary of the attack.
Detective Inspector Jon Pleasance said: “This was a horrifying incident which has had a huge lasting effect on the life of the young victim and her family.
“We remain entirely committed to bringing the offender to justice and are again appealing to the public for any assistance they can offer to aid our investigation.
“Allegiances change over time. Did you have concerns or suspicions about the behaviour of a partner, loved one or friend but were unwilling to share this with police at the time? Please come forward and help us now.
“I would also urge people in the local community to think back and let us know if you have any information which could be of use to our investigation.
“Even if your information seems small or insignificant I would ask you to come forward and let us make that assessment.”
The man is described as white, around 6ft tall and of slim build, possibly with shoulder-length hair.
At the time of the attack, he was wearing clothing similar to a grey hooded top and dark jeans.
He may have spoken with an Edinburgh or an English accent.
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