Appeal after 15-year-old girl sexually assaulted by two teenagers

The girl had been walking along Eastfield Road in Cumbernauld at the time of the attack on Saturday.

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Two men, both aged 17, are being sought by police.

A police appeal has been launched after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by two teenagers.

The girl had been walking along Eastfield Road, near the Islamic Education Centre, in Cumbernauld, at the time of the incident at around 3.30pm on Saturday, October 16.

Two men, both aged 17, are alleged to have made sexual comments towards the girl before grabbing her inappropriately from behind and then running off towards Tesco.

The first man is described as being around 5ft 11in, with blonde/brown hair and was wearing a grey hoodie.

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The second man is described as being around 5ft 7in and was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up.

Detective constable Emma MacFarlane, of Coatbridge CID, said: “This was an upsetting incident for the 15-year-old girl who should have been able to walk along the road without being subjected to that.

“We’re appealing for anyone who witnessed this, or has any relevant information, to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 1499 of October 16.

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Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.