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Police cordon off area of Doocot Park after sexual assault


By Jonathan Clark

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POLICE have cordoned off the corner of Doocot Park, Elgin, after the report of a sexual assault in the early hours of Friday, June 21, and are calling for anyone who may have any information to come forward.

A police officer stands guard at the scene of the alleged assault.
Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
A police officer stands guard at the scene of the alleged assault. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

The incident occurred at around 1am and involved the sexual assault of a 33-year-old woman in the area of Doocot Park close to North Street.

A man police would like to trace in connection with this incident has been described as being aged in his 20s, of slim build, around 5’7” – 6’0” in height who was wearing a black hooded top. He was last seen walking into Doocot Park.

The park remains open today, bar the small cordoned off corner, and children were in the park playing this morning after members of the community cut the grass for them this week.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Andrew Sharp said: "The victim was not injured as a result of this incident but was understandably left shaken. A cordon is currently in place whilst enquiries into the incident are carried out.

"These type of incidents are rare in the North East of Scotland and extra patrols will be carried out in the area as a result.

Officers discuss the investigation at Doocot Park.
Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Officers discuss the investigation at Doocot Park. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

"If anyone recalls seeing or hearing anything unusual or recalls seeing a man going into or leaving Doocot Park in the early hours of this morning to get in touch with police with any information they have."

Information can also be reported anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.


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