Woman, 41, attacked on her doorstep

A WOMAN was punched in the face then threatened with a knife after answering a knock on her door in the middle of the day.

The 41-year-old suffered a laceration to her face in the attack in Elmbank Lane, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, at 1pm on Wednesday. The man responsible then ran away.

He was white, about 5ft 4ins, between 35 and 40, and with mousey-brown shoulder length hair. He was wearing a denim jacket and denim trousers, and his appearance was generally unkempt.

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Police were yesterday carrying out door-to-door inquiries and studying CCTV.

They believe the attacker may have been in the area previously.

Detective Constable Carolann Brown said: "This is extremely disturbing and it's imperative we trace the man responsible.

"This lady has been left very frightened by what happened on her own doorstep and I would appeal to anyone who may have any information about this man to please get in touch.

"Please think back over the past couple of weeks. It's possible you may have seen this man in the area - perhaps he has come to your door.

"I would urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant, to get in touch."

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