Renewed appeal for man of ‘significant interest’

Police want to trace this man
Police want to trace this man

Officers from Police Scotland in Aberdeenshire have renewed their appeal to trace a man who is of ‘significant interest.’

The appeal follows a serious sexual assault that took place in a layby on the A90 during the early hours of Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

The 33-year-old female victim was collected in a silver or grey five door hatchback car around Allardice Street, Stonehaven, after the conclusion of the Fireballs Hogmanay event and was assaulted between 1 and 3am on the A90 between Stonehaven and Portlethen.

The man with whom the victim left is described as being in his fifties and was wearing a red hat and a long, dark coloured waterproof coat.

Detective Inspector Graeme Mackie said: “An image of a man who police were keen to speak to was previously released and we would again appeal for this person or any witnesses to come forward.

“Anyone who recognises the male in the footage is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”