Teenager found ‘distressed’ in early hours following sexual assault

The 17-year-old was attacked between 2.40am and 3.30am in Paisley on Saturday morning.

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Attack: Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Paisley.

A teenager has been sexually assaulted in the early hours in Renfrewshire. 

The 17-year-old was attacked between 2.40am and 3.30am on Saturday in the area of George Place, Browns Lane and Shuttle Street in Paisley. 

Police are urging people who may have come to the assistance of the teenager, who was found in a ‘distressed’ state, to come forward. 

Detective Inspector Colin MacRitchie said: “We are working to establish the full circumstances of this incident and our initial enquiries with CCTV provide that the area was busy with pedestrians around this time. 

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“It is believed several members of the public may have come to the assistance of a distressed young woman in that area of Paisley town centre who then left before speaking with officers.

“If this was you then please come forward as you may have information which could help our enquiries.

“We are also keen to trace any witnesses or persons with information as to the incident or who may have private CCTV or dashcam footage. 

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing, including door to door enquiries and further study of the available CCTV footage.”

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Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 0685 of November 27, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.