AN APPEAL has been launched after a teenager was sexually assaulted in Polmont last weekend.

A 16-year-old girl was approached by a man who made inappropriate comments to her, before she was assaulted.

The suspect is described as white, around 28 years old, with a shaved head, green eyes, wearing a black jacket (possibly Nike or Adidas), a light-coloured t-shirt and black trousers.

He was last seen heading towards Polmont Train Station.

The incident took place in the Station Road area around 5.40pm on Saturday, January 27.

Detective Sergeant Donald Rodger, of Falkirk CID, said: "We've been conducting extensive enquiries in the area since this assault was reported to us and we're now asking for the help of the community.

"Anyone who may have seen this man in the area, or who recognises his description, is urged to contact either Falkirk CID or the charity Crimestoppers in anonymity as soon as possible."

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3107 of 27th January, or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.