Members of the public seeking to use Elgin’s Cooper Park on Saturday morning found the are blocked by police who were investigating reports of a serious sexual assault.
A section of the park between the Library and the Bowling Green was being examined following reports of the attack on Friday night.
“Police Scotland are investigating the sexual assault of a woman which happened at Cooper Park, Elgin on Friday evening between 10pm and 11.45pm,” a spokeswoman for Police Scotland’s Aberdeenshire and Grampian division.
She added: “Anyone in the area at that time and who saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555.”
Police would not provide any further information or comment if the woman concerned had suffered injuries as a result of the reported incident.