Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman 'badly shaken' over abduction attempt

Police car
Image caption Police said the car park was very busy at the time

A woman has been left "badly shaken" after two people tried to push her into a car at a Glasgow shopping centre.

The 64-year-old was putting shopping into her Nissan, at the Forge Shopping Centre car park at about 1230 BST on Friday, when the incident happened.

As she opened her door she was approached by a man and woman who tried to push her into the vehicle.

She received slight facial injuries during the struggle. The suspects made off along Bigger Street.

They were last seen heading towards Duke Street and under the railway bridge.

Police described the man as 5ft 10in tall, in his 30s, clean shaven but with an untidy appearance.

He was wearing a sunhat and a dark-coloured long sleeved top.

The woman was described as tanned, in her 30s, of slim build with dark hair tied in a ponytail. She was wearing a pink baseball hat and a dark zipped jacket.

Det Sgt David Scott, from Strathclyde Police, said: "This was a terrifying experience for the woman and she has been left badly shaken as a result of her ordeal.

"She had just finished shopping in Asda and she made her way back to her car, when she was approached by the suspects.

"The attempt to push the woman into her vehicle happened in broad daylight and it is vital we trace the suspects before they strike again.

"We are currently carrying out extensive CCTV inquiries and speaking to staff in Asda and other neighbouring stores to ascertain the moves of the suspects prior to and after the incident."

He said the car park was very busy at the time and appealed to anyone with information to come forward.

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