Teenage girl ‘touched’ in sexual assault at Scottish station

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Transport police are appealing for the victim of a sexual assault in South Lanarkshire to contact officers after it was reported by a number of rail passengers.

The female, who is believed to be a teenager, was approached by a man and touched inappropriately on a platform at Newton station about 9:45pm on 28 July.

The incident was reported to British Transport Police by a passenger waiting at the platform and other passengers later got in touch.

BTP said the victim was yet to report the incident to police.

The suspect is white, slim and with short dark hair. He had stubble and was wearing a black hooded top with a large white Adidas logo, black ripped jeans and black shoes.

A BTP spokesman said: “Other passengers have since contacted BTP to report this matter. However, the victim, who is believed to be in her teens, is yet to report the incident to police.

“Officers are today appealing for any other witnesses to get in touch. Likewise if you are the victim in this case, then please get in touch as soon as possible.

“Anyone with information can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 you can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”