Manhunt under way after woman sexually assaulted in 'frightening' attack

The woman did not require medical assistance but the assault left her 'very distressed'.

Manhunt under way after woman sexually assaulted in ‘frightening’ attack in Glasgow near Buchanan Galleries Google Maps

Police are hunting for a man after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Glasgow city centre on Friday night.

At around 11.50pm on July 14, the woman was walking east on a footpath below the Buchanan Galleries building on Bath Street when she was approached by a man.

He attempted to engage her in conversation before sexually assaulting her.

The woman made her way to Dundas Street where she screamed, and was then assisted by three members of the public.

The man involved fled down Dundas Street towards Queen Street train station.

Police are now hunting the suspect who is described as being around 35-years-old, 5ft 7in tall, and of a skinny build, with white pale skin.

He had a ginger-coloured beard, short ginger hair and was said to have bad teeth and spoke with a European accent.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.

Police said that patrols would be carried out in the area and enquiries are ongoing to trace the man.

Detective constable Richard Carson, of Glasgow CID, said: “This was a frightening attack on a lone female within Glasgow city centre. The victim didn’t require medical assistance but this assault has been very distressing for her.

“Enquiries are ongoing to trace the man and officers will be carrying out regular patrols of the area.

“I would urge anyone who has information regarding the incident, or any members of the public who assisted the woman, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 0176 of July 15, 2023. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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