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Cyclist who attacked three schoolgirls hunted by police

The suspect is described as 50-60 years old with a large nose and round stomach.

Investigation: Police appealing for information (file pic).
Investigation: Police appealing for information (file pic).

A cyclist who allegedly attacked three schoolgirls in Glenrothes is being hunted by police.

The girls were walking with a friend on Boblingen Way, near Warout Stadium, around 4pm on Tuesday when the rider came up from behind and struck one with his bike.

He then dismounted and shouted at the girl, 11, before pushing her and causing her to stumble.

When two of the other girls, aged 15, intervened, the cyclist hit one in the neck and kicked her, then shoved her friend.

He then got back on his bike and was last seen cycling towards the underpass away from Warout Stadium.

The suspect is described as white, aged 50 - 60, with a large nose, muscular shoulders and arms, and a round stomach.

Police said he was wearing a red and black cycle helmet, a light blue waterproof jacket and dark blue/black waterproof trousers. He was cycling on a red mountain bike.

Sergeant 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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

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