Woman left 'badly shaken' after early hours sexual assault 

'Specialist officers' are now supporting the woman following the incident in the Forbes Place are while an investigation is under way.

Woman left ‘badly shaken’ after early hours sexual assault in Paisley town centre iStock

A woman was left “badly shaken” after a sexual assault by a man in Paisley town centre in the early hours.

Police are investigating after the 41-year-old was attacked in the Forbes Place area shortly after 1.30am on Sunday, July 31.

A spokesperson for the force said she was being supported by “specialist officers” following the incident.

An appeal has now been launched to help track down the man responsible.

The man is described as being white, with a slim build, in his 30s, local accent and long dark hair in a top bun.

He was said to be wearing a black gilet, white T-shirt and dark denim jeans at the time of the attack.

Detective Inspector Gary Sergeant of Paisley CID, said: “Enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and we are appealing to anyone who may be able to assist with our investigation.

“If you were in the area around the time of the incident, I would urge you to please come forward and speak with officers. I would also ask anyone with possible dashcam or CCTV footage to get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 0542 of July 31. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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