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Appeal over rape victim's clothes
Police have shown clothes like those the victim was wearing
Details of clothing worn by a young Dutch woman raped on a country road in Midlothian have been released by police seeking information about the attack.

The 19-year-old was beaten and sexually assaulted just outside the village of Rosewell on Sunday.

Lothian and Borders Police said the woman had been wearing a pink chiffon dress over a zig-zag pattern pink, cream and green top.

The victim had moved from Holland to Edinburgh about a year ago.

Detectives said she was also wearing cream-coloured slip-on shoes with low brown wedge heels and a toggle detail.

The victim was quite distinctively dressed
Det Insp Ronnie Millar

The shop worker was walking along the B7003 heading into Rosewell at about 1800 BST when a man pushed her down a steep embankment.

She was repeatedly punched in the face during what police say was a "sustained and vicious" attack near Rosslyn Chapel, recently featured in Dan Brown's best-seller The Da Vinci Code.

She was treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The woman revisited the scene on Tuesday for an hour to help officers with the inquiry.

Forensic officers
Officers are investigating the crime

Detective Inspector Ronnie Millar, who is leading the investigation, said: "The victim was quite distinctively dressed in a light pink chiffon dress and multi-coloured top underneath.

"We hope by releasing details of what she was wearing more witnesses will come forward who might remember seeing her on the day."

He urged anyone who saw the teenager or anyone driving in the area to come forward.

The attacker is described as white, in his 30s, 5ft 9ins to 5ft 10ins, medium build, with a round face, pale complexion, cropped brown short hair with a fringe cut across the forehead.

He was possibly wearing a light-coloured T-shirt tucked into blue denim jeans.

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