Police Scotland have increased their presence in Erskine following a sexual assault on a 43-year-old woman yesterday.
From today, there will be high-visibility uniformed and plain-clothes officers doing patrols in the area.
The victim of yesterdays attack was walking her dog at around 3.15am on a footpath in Rashieburn, Erskine near to Rashielee Avenue when she was approached by someone who grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her.
The woman did not require hospital treatment but is extremely distressed by the incident. It has not been establish if it was a man or woman responsible for the attack.
Detectives have begun carrying out house to house enquiries including checking CCTV.
Officers are also appealing for any information from members of the public regarding the assault.
Inspector Cassie Glass, the officer in charge of policing the Erskine area, said: “To help re-assure the community in Erskine we have increased both high-visibility uniformed and plain-clothes patrols in the area.
“Anyone who has any concerns should speak to any of the officers or get in touch with me at Johnstone Police Office.
“A team of officers are continuing to investigate the assault which occurred around 3.15 am as the woman walked her dog on a footpath in Rashieburn near to Rashielee Avenue. We are carrying out extensive house-to-house enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage. Despite the early hour I am sure there will have been someone walking or driving in the area who may have witnessed the attack.
“I am taking this opportunity to re-iterate our earlier appeal for anyone with information about this distressing incident to get in touch with us via 101 quoting incident 1043 of 15/7/2018. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.”