THE suspect in an assault on a woman in Dunfermline's Pittencrieff Park which police are treating as an attempted rape may have an injured hand, it's emerged.

Police in Fife have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses one week after a woman was assaulted within the Glen.

The incident happened around 6.20am on Sunday, May 24.

A 25-year-old woman walked into the park when she was followed by a man who came from Pittencrieff Street and pushed her to the ground.

The woman struggled with the man before he ran off in the general direction of the peacock sanctuary.

The suspect is described as approximately 30- to 40-years-old, average build, between 5ft 7ins to 5ft 9ins tall with short, dark hair. He was wearing dark-framed round glasses, dark clothing and dark running shoes.

Officers have since established the suspect might have an injured hand following the incident.

Detective Inspector Kelly McEwan, Fife Public Protection Unit, said: "Our enquiries have been ongoing and we have conducted a number of high-visibility patrols in the area to provide reassurance and speak to potential witnesses.

"Thankfully, the victim was able to fend the suspect off before she was potentially seriously hurt and she may have injured the suspect's hand in the process.

"I would encourage anyone that may know of someone with a recent hand injury who they have concerns about to contact us."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1541 of 24 May 2020, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.