Appeal after girl’s Midlothian bus ordeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man stroked a teenage girl’s thigh on a bus bound for Mayfield.

The inappropriate behaviour happened on the No 3 Lothian Bus at around 1.45pm on Sunday.

A 17-year-old and her friend boarded the lower deck at Gorebridge. A man then got on at Newtongrange and sat next to her.

During the journey the man began to stroke the victim’s thigh before she got off the bus at her stop and contacted police.

Officers are now keen to hear from other passengers who may be able to assist with their enquiries.

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