Hunt for man in balaclava who grabbed teenage girl in park

The girl was grabbed by a man wearing black clothing in Springburn Park on Saturday evening.

Police are hunting a man in a balaclava who grabbed a teenage girl in a Glasgow park.

On Saturday evening around 9pm, a man dressed in black clothing grabbed the 16-year-old as she walked through Springburn Park near to the boating pond. 

The girl managed to run away from the man before contacting police. 

“Detective Sergeant Larry Dempsey at Maryhill CID said: “This was a very frightening experience for the young teenage girl and luckily she managed to run away from the suspect.

“It is vital that we trace the man responsible and we are currently reviewing any available CCTV in area. 

“Anyone who was in Springburn Park around 9pm on Saturday, 9 April and remembers seeing a man hanging around there who was dressed in dark clothing is urged to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact police at Maryhill via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 4445 of April 17. 

Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.

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