Police are trying to find a 22-year-old woman who broke up a gang attack at a local tourist attraction.
Police Scotland is appealing for information about an incident which happened about 3:45pm on Thursday 14th December near to the Arbroath Abbey Visitor Centre.
A 22-year-old man was approached and assaulted by a group of five to six men. He was not badly hurt, but suffered cuts and bruises to his face.
A police statement said: “We are following a positive line of enquiry, but we are very keen to trace a potential witness who interrupted the incident, and may well have prevented the victim from suffering further injury.
“The female witness, who is not further described, walked through the Abbey archway while the assault was ongoing, causing the assailants to stop and giving the victim a chance to get away.
“If you have any information about this incident which could help us, particularly if you are the witness we would like to speak to, please call 101 or speak with any police officer. Our reference is CR/32503/17.”