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Two men hunted over serious sexual assault near a cemetery

Two men are being sought by police after a woman was  sexually assaulted in broad daylight near a cemetery.

Two men are being sought by police after a woman was sexually attacked near a cemetery.

The woman was subjected to the serious sex assault near Grandsable Cemetery in Polmont, Falkirk, at around 3pm on April 2.

Police said she was injured in the attack and described her as "very distressed".

Detectives said they are now looking to trace two men who were seen in the area after receiving new information on the attack.

The first man is described as around 44 years old, 5ft 4ins with a medium build. He has grey/brown hair, described as thinning and balding, and he had teeth missing. He was wearing a black zip-up rain jacket, dark jeans and white trainers.

The second man is described as about 45 years old, around 5ft 6ins with heavy build, shaved short dark hair and he was clean-shaven. He was wearing dark jeans and jacket and dark gloves.

Detective Inspector Hugh Louden said: "This attack happened close to a busy junction and we are looking for anyone with any information to get in touch.

"The victim is very distressed, suffering injuries from this attack and we are keen to trace the perpetrators as soon as possible."

Chief Inspector Mandy Paterson said: "Following receipt of new information we would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time or recognises the description of the suspects.

"Incidents like this are extremely rare but they will be an increased police presence around Polmont in the coming days to offer public reassurance."

Meanwhile, officers investigating two linked indecent assaults in the Leith area of Edinburgh earlier this month have released a new description of the suspect.

The first incident happened at around 12.15am on April 14 in Easter Road when a 30-year-old woman was putting a rubbish bag out on the street.

She was approached by the man, who then grabbed her and followed her back to her flat but he ran off after she raised the alarm.

At around 1am on Henderson Street a 23-year-old woman was getting off a bus and walking towards Giles Street when a man grabbed her with both arms and indecently assaulted her. She managed to scream for help and he was disturbed by a witness nearby.

Detective Sergeant Keith Fairbairn said: "Police are continuing to engage with the community in Leith and following inquiries we now have a further description. We would like to emphasise that incidents like these are extremely rare but we are fully committed to tracing the perpetrator.

"If anyone has any information or recognises the description of the suspect, they are urged to contact police immediately."

The suspect is described as white, mid 20s, 5ft10in to 6ft tall, medium build, fair complexion and with short dark hair.

He was wearing navy jeans, dark trainers and a black hooded jacket which featured an Adidas logo on the right chest, a white stripe across the back and three white stripes on both shoulders.

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