Police release description of Edinburgh mosque suspect

Published 18 September 2016

Police in Edinburgh investigating a suspicious incident at the Central Mosque can now release a description of the suspect as a result of ongoing inquiries.

The individual is described as a white male believed to be in his early thirties with very short hair, a short-sleeved black top with a white emblem on the front and dark trousers.

Prior to the offence, it is believed the male spoke with a group of females in George Square, near to the junction with the Meadows and these witnesses are urged to come forward and assist officers with their investigation.

A number of cars and vehicles are known to have driven past the mosque during the incident and any motorists, or other members of the public, who remember seeing anything suspicious in the area, should contact police immediately.

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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