Glasgow & West Scotland

Sexual attack on woman, 32, in Shotts

A 32-year-old woman has been sexually assaulted near a social club in Shotts, North Lanarkshire.

The woman was walking in a lane near to Kilfinan Road between 00:15 and 01:00 on Sunday when she was approached by a man who pushed and assaulted her.

The victim's face was injured but she did not require hospital treatment.

The suspect was described as white, about 5ft 10in tall and of medium build. He was wearing a dark-coloured jacket and blue jeans.

He was also wearing a hat and had a scarf tied around his face.

Det Con Mark Cummings, of Strathclyde Police, said: "The nearby Bon Accord Social Club was very busy with a birthday party being held there from Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday morning.

"As this is just across the road from the lane where the assault took place, I would urge anyone who attended at the social club who may have witnessed this crime take place, or may have witnessed anyone matching the suspect's description to come forward to police."

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