Police want to speak to three men who may hold key information on Elderslie Rape suspect Police want to speak to three men who may hold key information on Elderslie Rape suspect
Detectives investigating a rape in Elderslie have issued a further appeal, and in particular appealing for three men who may have information to come... Police want to speak to three men who may hold key information on Elderslie Rape suspect

Detectives investigating a rape in Elderslie have issued a further appeal, and in particular appealing for three men who may have information to come forward.

Police believe these men may have seen the suspect or unwittingly witnessed something that may be vital to the investigation.

The three men are described as:

  • The first man was seen in Stoddard Square, Elderslie around 8pm on Sunday 19th or Monday 20th February. He is described as between 30-50 years of age and wearing dark trousers and a light top.
  • The second man was seen near the Wallace Monument, Main Road, Elderslie around 8.15pm on Monday 20th Feburary 2017. He is described as in his 30s, 5ft 10 inches in height and of stocky build with short dark hair and clean shaven. He was wearing dark coloured trousers and a dark coloured parka-style jacket.
  • The third man was seen near to the Wallace Monument in Main Road, Elderslie around 1.10am on Tuesday 21st February 2017. He is described as 30 – 40 years of age, broad build and wearing dark coloured jeans, black jacket and white trainers.

Around 8pm on Monday 20th February 2017, a 27-year-old woman was walking on a path between Byres Road and Glenmalloch Place in Elderslie, when she was approached by a man who struck her, causing her to fall to the ground and he raped her.




The suspect is described as white, between 35 and 50 years of age, of medium to stocky build with dark hair that is receding on top. He was wearing dark coloured trousers and a light coloured t-shirt.

Detective Inspector Louise Harvie said: “Extensive enquiries are continuing to trace whoever is responsible for this serious sexual assault.

“There are three men that officers wish to trace as they were seen in the area near to where the incident took place, and may have seen the suspect or unwittingly witnesses something vital to this investigation. I would urge them to come forward and speak to police.”

Anyone with information should contact officers at Renfrew Police Office through 101. Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.