Police launch investigation after woman raped by three men in Ayrshire

Woman raped by three men in Saltcoats

A police investigation is under way after a woman was raped by three men in Saltcoats.

The 28-year-old woman was walking in the Ayrshire town’s Glebe Place near to Glebe Street at around 7.30pm on Sunday evening when she was approached by three males and subjected to a serious sexual assault.

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The first man is described as having a moustache and a beard, he spoke English and was wearing a black Nike tracksuit.

Glebe Place in Saltcoats where the incident took place.

The second man is described as having black short scruffy hair which was slicked back. He was clean shaven and wearing a light blue Berghaus windbreaker, jeans and a belt. He spoke in a foreign language.

The third man has a shaved head and was clean shaven. He was wearing jeans, a red and blue Adidas tracksuit. He also spoke in a foreign language.

Police have issued an appeal for information.

Detective Inspector Michael Carr of Saltcoats CID said: “This was a traumatising incident for the young woman concerned and we are continuing to provide her the necessary support at this time. Our investigation remains at an early stage however we have been able to get some detailed description from the victim about her attackers which we are now able to make public.

"We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who recognises the description of these men to get in touch as they may be able to help us with our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 2457 of 1 March.