A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl has been indecently assaulted at a beach.

The girl was touched ­inappropriately by a man while with her mother at Portobello beach, Edinburgh, at around 2.15pm on Saturday, police said. The man is described as white, in his mid-to-late thirties and around 6ft with dark hair and glasses. He was wearing a pink or orange t-shirt, dark blue shorts, white trainers and had a black bumbag around his waist.

Police Scotland's Detective Inspector Dougie Moran said: "We are still trying to establish exactly what has happened during this incident and have been following up a number of lines of investigation since the matter was reported to us."

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