Police launch manhunt after woman sexually assaulted on street

The 21-year-old was targeted in Pollok Avenue, Hamilton last Friday morning.

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Police are hunting for a man after a woman was sexually assaulted on a South Lanarkshire street.

The 21-year-old victim was pushed to the ground and attacked on Pollok Avenue, Hamilton, at around 9.20am last Friday, January 21.

The suspect is described as being between 20 and 35-years-old, 5ft 6in, stocky build, with short brown hair.  

He was wearing a dark-grey tracksuit with the hood up, a black face mask, white trainers, and was last seen running into Argyle Drive.

Detective sergeant Scott Boyle said: “Although the woman did not require medical treatment, she was left very shaken by what had happened.

“I would appeal for anyone with any information to come forward so we can trace the man responsible. 

“The area would have been quite busy at that time of day, do you remember hearing or seeing anything around this time? Did you see a man matching this description?

“Officers are currently checking CCTV footage, however I urge anyone with dashcam or home security footage in the area to come forward.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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