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."