Glasgow & West Scotland

Three sought over rape of woman

Kingarth Lane
Image caption The woman was pushed into Kingarth Lane and raped

A 22-year-old woman has been raped by three men in the south side of Glasgow.

The woman was walking along Bowman street, near Victoria Road in the Govanhill area, when she was attacked at about 2245 BST on Monday 26 July.

The men pushed her into Kingarth Lane and raped her before being disturbed by a passer-by.

The three suspects are described as being of Eastern European appearance and are aged between 15 years old to early 40s.

The first suspect is described as being about 5ft 6in tall, with a heavy build, in his late 30s to early 40s with short shaven hair, brown eyes, stubble and a round-shaped head.

He was wearing a sleeveless dark top with a football logo on it (possibly saying Italia), dark-coloured three-quarter length trousers and trainers. He also smelt of body odour, stale drink and smoke.

The second suspect is described as being about 6ft tall, of thin build, with a distinctive thin, chin line beard.

He was wearing dark blue denims with baggy pockets, a grey long-sleeved top and black trainers which had multiple stripes running from the laces to the sole.

The third suspect is described as being about 5ft 6in tall, between 15 and 18-years old, with gelled spiky hair.

He was wearing a square shiny earring in his left ear and a white top with long sleeves.

Det Sgt Craig Warren, of Strathclyde Police, said: "Enquiries are ongoing to trace the men responsible for this incident. This was a despicable attack on a lone female and these men need to be found.

"From the enquires we have already carried out, I am aware that the suspects were disturbed by a passer-by walking a dog and that the woman got a taxi from Victoria Road after the attack. We are keen to speak with both of these people as I believe they may have vital information in relation to this incident.

"The descriptions given by the woman include some very distinct details, someone out there must recognise these people. I would ask anyone who recognises any of the suspects to come forward and help us solve this crime."

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