Police make new appeal for information after teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Linwood on Saturday Police make new appeal for information after teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Linwood on Saturday
Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl in Linwood are re-appealing to anyone with information that will assist their enquiry to come... Police make new appeal for information after teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Linwood on Saturday

Detectives investigating a sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl in Linwood are re-appealing to anyone with information that will assist their enquiry to come forward.

The girl was with a group of friends in a wooded area behind ON-X sports centre on Brediland Road. The group of friends went their separate ways to go home whilst the girl made her way back into the woods to search for a lost item.

While in the woods, the girl was approached from behind by a man who subjected her to a sexual assault.

The man responsible is described as in his early 20s with dark stubble. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top and trousers.

Detective Inspector Ian Ross is re-appealing for any information. He said: “This young woman is understandably traumatised by this attack and it is imperative that the man responsible is identified as soon as possible.

“A team of officers are working on this investigation and have been carrying out enquiries in the local area and gathering and viewing a large amount of CCTV footage to find out more information on this crime and the identity of the suspect.

“The area where the sexual assault took place remains cordoned off and forensic examinations are continuing.

“I would again appeal for any witnesses who may have been in the area around the time of the incident who may have seen anything suspicious, or who may have seen a young man fitting this description to come forward. Any information that may assist in identifying this man can be passed to officers based at Paisley through 101 quoting reference number 4789 of Saturday 21st April 2018. Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”




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