Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman sexually assaulted after night out in Glasgow

Detectives have appealed for witnesses after a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Glasgow city centre.

It happened as she walked home from a night out along Watson Street, near to High Street, at about 02:00 on Wednesday.

A man pushed her to the ground and assaulted her. He made off in direction of Parsonage Square.

Police are keen to hear from the driver and occupants of a black taxi which passed the woman and her attacker.

The woman had been with a friend but then made her way alone along Watson Street.

The suspect was described as being in his mid to late 20s, about 5ft 10ins - 6ft in height, of slim build and with collar length dark hair.

He was wearing a dark woollen hat, a black bomber style jacket and dark trousers.

Det Con Richard McAvoy said: "Understandably, this was a very frightening experience for the young woman involved who was simply returning home from a night out with friends.

"Our initial inquiries have revealed that whilst the attack took place, a black Hackney type taxi was seen driving on Watson Street, and it would appear that the taxi slowed down as it passed the woman and the suspect.

"The taxi did have passengers on board, and I would be keen to speak to the driver and the occupants."

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