Scotland

Woman slashed in indecent attack in Hamilton

A woman was treated in hospital for "severe" facial injuries after she was threatened with a knife and indecently assaulted in Hamilton at the weekend.

Police said the 28-year-old woman got off a bus on Burnbank Road in the South Lanarkshire town at 21:00 on Saturday and was approached by a man.

He grabbed her, held a bladed weapon to her face and indecently assaulted her before she broke free and ran home.

Police described the attack as a "frightening ordeal".

The attacker was said to be between 5ft 7in and 5ft 8in, of medium build, and wearing a red jumper.

Det Con Edward Mather of Strathclyde Police, said the woman's injuries would probably lead to permanent scarring.

He said: "The Burnbank Road area is a very busy road, with both motorists and pedestrians, so I would appeal to anyone who may have seen someone fitting the description of the male.

"It is imperative we trace this male. Indeed, I would like to speak to anyone who may have information or who may have witnessed suspicious activity by a male around the Burnbank Road or Ann Court area."

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