Police Scotland are investigating after an 11-year-old girl was assaulted on Calder Road on Tuesday, 1 September 2020, by a man wearing a face covering and blue surgical gloves.
Police would also like to reassure the public that this incident was the only report of a man acting violently and there will be increased police patrols as a result.
Chief Inspector Scott Richardson said:
We can confirm that we are aware of online and press reports regarding a man wearing a face covering and blue surgical gloves, who was acting suspiciously in the Calder Road area between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesday, 1 September.
Officers are carrying out extensive enquiries after this man assaulted an 11-year-old girl, who was walking with her friend in the Calder Road area during this time. Thankfully, the girl only sustained minor injuries, but both girls were left shaken as a result.
Contrary to press speculation, this has been the only report of the man acting violently. Enquiries are ongoing to trace him and there will be increased police patrols in the area as a result.
Police Scotland urge anyone with information, or who has seen this man in the past few days, to contact police on 101, quoting incident 2917 of 1 September.