Falkirk police renew appeal to trace woman

Police have released an image of a woman they want to trace in connection with an incident in Pizza Hut, Falkirk
Police have released an image of a woman they want to trace in connection with an incident in Pizza Hut, Falkirk
  • Police contacted by concerned Pizza Hut customers
  • Woman seen dragging toddler towards exit
  • Image released in bid to attract more witnesses

Police have released an image of a woman they are keen to trace following an incident in a Falkirk pizza parlour last month.

A young girl, aged around two years, was assaulted when she was leaving the Pizza Hut at the Central Retail Park.

I’d like to thank the numerous witnesses that have already come forward and urge anyone who recognises the woman in the CCTV images to contact police

Inspector Billy Drummond

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. on Friday, February 6.

Several diners contacted the police after spotting a woman dragging the toddler towards the exit by the reins the tot was wearing.

When the little girl reacted, the woman picked her up and shook her, before again dragging her out of the restaurant.

They were accompanied by a man, who did not intervene.

The female is thought to be in her 30s, of heavy build and with red hair. At the time she was wearing dark jacket and blue jeans.

Inspector Billy Drummond said: ‘I’d like to thank the numerous witnesses that have already come forward and urge anyone who recognises the woman in the CCTV images to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.