Three Fife schoolgirls “attacked by cyclist”
Police are investigating an incident in which three Fife schoolgirls were reportedly assaulted by man on a bike.
The cyclist, aged 50-60 years old, allegedly struck an 11-year-old girl with his bike before attacking her and two of her friends.
The incident took place in Boblingen Way, near the Warout Stadium, around 4pm on Tuesday, just after school.
Four girls were walking there when a cyclist passed them from behind and the bike struck one of the girls.
The cyclist then dismounted and shouted at this girl, before pushing her and causing her to stumble.
Two of her friends, both aged 15, intervened and one was struck to the neck area and kicked, causing her to fall. The other girl was pushed, causing her to stumble.
The cyclist got back on his bike and was last seen cycling towards the underpass away from the Warout Stadium.
The suspect is described as white, aged 50 – 60 years old, with a large nose, muscular shoulders and arms, and a round stomach.
He was wearing a red/black cycle helmet, a light blue waterproof jacket, dark blue/black waterproof trousers and travelling on a red mountain bike.
Sgt Chris Mutter of Glenrothes Police Station said, “Thankfully, the girls were uninjured however this was a frightening experience for them and we’re continuing with our enquiries in the local area.
“As part of this, we’re asking anyone who may have seen the cyclist in the area around this time or anyone who may recognise his description to get in touch as soon as possible.”