Appeal after sexual assault in Glasgow City Centre

Published 15 February 2020

Detectives are appealing for information after a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Glasgow City Centre on Wednesday, 12 February, 2020.

Around 10.30pm on Wednesday evening, the 16-year-old girl was walking with her friend in Renfrew Street, near to its junction with Cambridge Street in the city centre, when they were approached by a man who touched one of the girls inappropriately over her clothing.  He was last seen running off into Cambridge Street heading towards Cowcaddens Road.

The suspect is described as black, between 18-25 years of age and of slim build with short black hair.  He was wearing a black hooded jacket, beige jogging trousers and white trainers.

Detective Constable Chris Smith, of Glasgow City Centre Police Office, said:  “Officers have been carrying out enquiries into this incident and studying a wide range of CCTV footage to gather more information on the man responsible. 

“The girls have reported that they had seen the suspect following them from a cinema on Renfrew Street and along Sauchiehall Street shortly before the incident.

“We are working to trace him as soon as possible and are urging anyone who saw a man matching his description acting suspiciously, or who can assist our investigation, to contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 4067 of 12 February.  Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”


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