Fresh police appeal after footpath sex attack on woman

The 20-year-old was attacked by a man on a canal footpath in East Dunbartonshire.

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Police are appealing for the public’s help to catch a man who sexually assaulted a woman in East Dunbartonshire a week ago.

The 20-year-old was attacked on a canal footpath between Hillhead Road and Canal Street in Kirkintilloch at around 11.10pm on Friday, April 30.

A man approached her and made an attempt to engage conversation before forcibly grabbing and sexually assaulting her.

He is described as white, between 5ft9 and 6ft tall, in his late 20s or early 30s with a slim build and short brown or dark hair.

He spoke with a Glaswegian accent and was wearing a dark-coloured hoodie with the hood up at the time of the incident.

Detective inspector Iain Nelson said: “Officers have been conducting a significant amount of enquiry in the area this past week and we continue to ask for the public’s help as part of our investigation.

“Anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area late last Friday night, or who has any information which could be relevant, is urged to come forward.

“This was a very distressing incident for the woman and we understand the concern this has caused to the local community.

“High-visibility patrols remain in place in the local area and anyone with concerns or information can also speak to these officers.”