Glasgow sexual assault: Police appeal for information after a woman is 'grabbed and sexually assaulted'

A young woman was walking on a footpath in Kirkintilloch last week when a man approached her and proceeded to grab and sexually assault her.

The woman, aged 20, was walking on the north canal footpath, between Hillhead Road and Canal Street, between 11pm and 11.20pm on Friday, April 20, 2021, when she noticed a man walking towards her.

He briefly spoke to her before grabbing and sexually assaulting her.

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Police are now appealing for help with their investigation from anyone who was nearby who may have seen or heard something.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his 20s-30s, with a Glaswegian accent and short brown or dark hair.

He is of a slim build and is somewhere between 5ft 9in and 6ft tall.

He was also dressed in a dark-coloured hoodie and jogging bottoms.

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The woman was walking on the north canal footpath, between Hillhead Road and Canal Street when she noticed a man coming towards her.

Detective Inspector Iain Nelson said: “Officers have been conducting a significant amount of enquiry in the area this past week and we continue to ask for the public’s help as part of our investigation.

“Anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area late last Friday night, or who has any information which could be relevant, is urged to come forward.

“This was a very distressing incident for the woman and we understand the concern this has caused to the local community.

"High visibility patrols remain in place in the local area and anyone with concerns or information can also speak to these officers."

If you have any information you should call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 4427 or April 30, 2021, or you can anonymously report information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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