POLICE have released an e-fit of a man they are looking to trace as part of an investigation into a serious assault in Musselburgh.

The incident took place at a flat on Millhill Wynd shortly before 8.30pm on Saturday.

The man shown in the e-fit is described as white, about 25 years old, with grey hair and believed to have a tattoo on his forearm.

Detective Sergeant Susan Taylor of the Public Protection Unit said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and we've been conducting thorough enquiries in the area since this was reported to us. I want to reassure the local community that this is being treated as a priority.

"We are working to identify the man in the e-fit and would urge anyone who may recognise him, or who may have seen suspicious behaviour by anyone in the Millhill Wynd area on Saturday evening, to call either us or Crimestoppers anonymously as soon as possible."

Contact Police Scotland on 101 with information, quoting incident number 4259 of February 9, or report this anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.