Man arrested in Barrhead teen rape inquiry

Police have made an arrest after a girl was attacked in Barrhead. Picture: John Devlin
Police have made an arrest after a girl was attacked in Barrhead. Picture: John Devlin
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A man has been detained in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl outside a supermarket.

The teenager was going to collect her bicycle after visiting an Asda store in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, when she was attacked after being forced into bushes.

The man, who wore a white trilby-style hat, struck outside the town’s Main Street Shopping Centre at about 8.15pm on Sunday.

Police Scotland have now detained a man in connection with the incident.

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