Police are appealing for witnesses after a 55 year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Paisley on Wednesday.

The incident happened around 3.15pm when the 55 year-old woman was in New Street, Paisley outside Paisley Arts Centre when she was approached by three men who made inappropriate comments to her and sexually assaulted her.

Detective Constable Euan Keil of Paisley Police Office said today: “The woman was extremely shaken as a result of the incident and at this time officers are continuing to carry out enquiries into this incident and view CCTV footage, in an effort to gather information on the men responsible.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area of New Street where the incident took place around 3.15pm yesterday afternoon, or anyone who may have seen the woman in High Street a short time later to contact the Police. In particular I would like to trace a man who came to the woman’s aid in High Street. He may well have information that is significant to this investigation.

Police Scotland can be contacted on 101. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”