Police Scotland have launched an appeal for information after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a lane near Shuttle Street in Paisley.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning sometime between 2.40am and 3.30am at Browns Lane, next to George Place and Shuttle Street.

Several members of the public came to the teenagers aid and officers would like these people to come forward to help with investigation are enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Colin MacRitchie said: “We are working to establish the full circumstances of this incident and our initial enquiries with CCTV provide that the area was busy with pedestrians around this time.

“It is believed several members of the public may have come to the assistance of a distressed young woman in that area of Paisley town centre who then left before speaking with officers.

“If this was you then please come forward as you may have information which could help our enquiries.
“We are also keen to trace any witnesses or persons with information as to the incident or who may have private CCTV or dashcam footage.

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing, including door to door enquiries and further study of the available CCTV footage.”

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 0685 of 27 November, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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