A woman was found in distress on South Street last Wednesday night.
The Fife Police Division received a report at around 2:10 am on Wednesday 1 November that a 19 year-old woman felt concerned for her personal safety, potentially linked to a man in the same area.
The woman has spoken with the police, and any witnesses are requested to come forward, in particular the man concerned above, who is thought to have been in the Westburn Lane area and was found beside Queen Mary’s College around the time of the report.
Police describe the man as white, middle aged (between the ages of 30 and 40), and about 6 ft tall with an “athletic build”.
The man is believed to have been wearing a dark grey or black hoodie with the hood pulled over his head, as well as a bandana or coloured scarf concealing his face. He was also wearing blue jeans, black trainers, and black leather gloves.
Detective Inspector Stuart Morris of Fife’s Public Protection unit issued a public statement on the Division’s Facebook page the following Thursday afternoon.
“At this time we are working with the woman to understand exactly what has happened to leave her feeling distressed and as such we are keen to hear from any members of the public who may have seen her.
“I am appealing for the man matching the above description to come forward and assist with our enquiries, in addition to anyone else with any relevant information to also get in touch.
“I would urge anyone with information who can assist our investigations to contact police as soon as possible.”
The Fife Police Division has requested an appeal to the public on their Facebook page for any knowledge of the events involving the woman or the man described above. The post reached 132 shares.
The Stand has reached out to the Fife Police Division for any new information in the wake of this event, but the Division has declined to comment due to data protection laws and the “fairness to those involved”.
The Fife Division has linked the below contact information for anybody with knowledge concerning this event:
Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoiting incident number 0412 of 1 November, or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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