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Woman sexually assaulted in late night Glasgow city centre attack

The attack happened at around 11.50pm last night (July 14) as a woman walked east on the footpath below the Buchanan Galleries on Bath Street.

The 23-year-old was approached by a man who tried to engage her in conversation before sexually assaulting her. 

The woman walked towards Dundas Street where she screamed and was helped by three members of the public. 


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The man ran off down Dundas Street and towards Queen Street train station. 

Police say the woman did not require medical treatment but was left distressed by the incident. 

An investigation is now underway to trace the man, and officers are appealing to anyone with information about the incident or who helped the woman to come forward.

Regular patrols of the area will also be carried out.


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Detective Constable Richard Carson, of Glasgow CID, said: “This was a frightening attack on a lone female within Glasgow city centre.

“The victim didn’t require medical assistance but this assault has been very distressing for her.

“Enquiries are ongoing to trace the man and officers will be carrying out regular patrols of the area.

“I would urge anyone who has information regarding the incident, or any members of public who assisted the woman, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 0176 of July 15, 2023.

“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

The suspect is described as being around 35 years old and 5ft 7in tall with a skinny build, white pale skin, a ginger-coloured beard and short ginger hair. 

He is said to have back teeth and spoke with a European accent. 

He was wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans. 

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