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Elderly woman sexually assaulted at home in Bearsden

Police are attempting to trace a man who sexually assaulted an elderly woman and targeted another in Bearsden in East Dunbartonshire.

He attacked an 81-year-old woman after trying to force his way into her home at about 19:35 on Monday.

A man matching his description tried to get into the home of another woman who lives nearby an hour earlier and had also targeted this address on Saturday.

Police have increased patrols in the area following the incidents.

The suspect is described as being of Asian appearance, aged between late teens to late 20s, about 5ft 9in tall and of medium build with dark hair.

Police said he was pretending to carry out a survey.

'Same man'

Police said a similarly described man was acting aggressively and also trying to force his way into a woman's property an hour before the incident in which the elderly woman was sexually assaulted.

A man fitting the same description had also attempted to gain entry to that house at about 20:00 on Saturday.

Insp Ewan Henderson from Kirkintilloch Police Office said: "We believe the same man was present at the time of all three incidents and I would urge householders to be cautious if someone they are not expecting comes to their door.

"If you recognise the description of the man or have information about his identity please get in touch."

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