Police hunt Glasgow CS gas spray attacker

Police confirmed that a man had been detained in connection with the incident. Picture: TSPL

Police confirmed that a man had been detained in connection with the incident. Picture: TSPL

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POLICE are hunting a man who attacked a teenage girl and her friends with what is believed to be a CS gas spray after she rejected his advances.

The man targeted the 19-year-old as she went to get food from McDonalds after a night out in Glasgow.

Officers said she had earlier spurned his advances in Frampton’s on Maryhill Road.

Police said five women aged between 19 and 51 suffered irritation to their eyes and skin and were taken to the Western Infirmary as a precaution following the incident at around 2.10am yesterday.

The suspect is white, aged between 25 to 35 and had shaven brown hair. He had a scar on the left side of his face running from ear to cheek and wore jeans, a grey cardigan or zip top, a black bodywarmer and black leather gloves.

Detective Sergeant Lesley-Ann McGee said: “The friends had all been out in a local nightclub when the suspect, who was also in the club, made advances towards one of the girls. She wasn’t interested and he became abusive and threatening toward her before leaving the premises.

“A while later the party were heading to the nearby restaurant where the attack took place just outside.

“Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, however this was a very frightening thing to happen to those involved.”

Extra police patrols will be deployed in the area this weekend. Police are also investigating a serious assault on a 20-year-old man in Glasgow’s Pollok area.

The victim was in the Priesthill Road and Peat Road area when he was assaulted at around 5.30am.

Detective Sergeant Jane Drysdale said: “At this time there is no motive and we don’t know if there has been more than one assailant.”

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