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Police appeal after Alness teenager 'pushed and followed by man' near River Averon


By Hector MacKenzie

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POLICE in Easter Ross are appealing for information after a teenage girl reported being pushed and followed by a man.

The incident was reported to have happened on Friday evening between 8.30pm and 9pm on a public footpath in Alness.

It happened at the public footpath that runs parallel with the Averon River in Alness, underneath the A9

The girl reporting being pushed and then followed by a man described as being between 50 and 60 and wearing a black puffa-style jacket with a large collar. He spoke with a local accent, police said.

Police said in an appeal: "This is a popular area with local dog walkers and local anglers, who may have been in the area at that time."

Members of the community are urged to report any information they have regarding the incident to police at their local police station or by phoning Police Scotland on 101 reporting incident number NE/3648/20.

Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can make contact by phoning Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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