Police release photofit of man officers wish to speak to regarding a serious sexual assault on teen girl Police release photofit of man officers wish to speak to regarding a serious sexual assault on teen girl
Detectives have released a photofit of a man they are keen to speak to regarding a serious sexual assault on a teenage girl in Linwood.... Police release photofit of man officers wish to speak to regarding a serious sexual assault on teen girl

Detectives have released a photofit of a man they are keen to speak to regarding a serious sexual assault on a teenage girl in Linwood.

On Saturday 21st April 2018, at around 9.30pm, a 14-year-old girl was with a group of friends in the woods near to the ON X Sports Centre in Linwood. They left together but the victim returned alone to retrieve some items she had left behind.

After she made her way back, a man approached her and she was subjected to a serious sexual assault. As part of the investigation, Detectives are keen to trace the man pictured in the e-fit image we’ve published.

He is described as white, aged around 21-years-old and of heavy build, with dark coloured hair, thick dark eyebrows, and dark facial stubble. He was wearing a black hooded top and black jogging or tracksuit trousers.

Detectives are carrying out extensive investigations, including reviewing all available CCTV footage.

Detective Inspector Ian Ross said: “This was a very traumatic experience for the young girl concerned, who had been out in the local area with friends before being assaulted. I would like to reassure the local community that we are continuing extensive enquiries into this incident.

“That area is popular with dog walkers and joggers/runners and I am appealing to anyone who may have seen this man who we believe may be able to assist with our enquiries or noticed anything suspicious to contact police. If you have any information however small, it could prove vital in helping us trace the person responsible. I would like to confirm that additional patrols will be in the area to offer reassurance to local people and if anyone has any concerns, please speak to officers.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Paisley Public Protection Unit on 101. Alternatively, please call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.