Police hunt cemetery pervert who attacked woman, 18

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A teenager was indecently assaulted by a middle-aged pervert as she took a short cut though Cardonald Cemetery on Friday afternoon.

Now police are urging anyone who can help them in their hunt for the culprit to come forward.

The attacker struck at around 3.30pm yesterday, touching the 18-year-old woman indecently and grabbing her from behind.

She managed to break free, and the man fled towards Corkerhill Road.

The suspect is white, between 40 and 50, 5 ft 8 ins, slim, “almost gaunt” in appearance and has a Glasgow accent.

He was wearing a navy and blue waterproof jacket, black shorts and trainers, probably dark in colour.

Officers are currently checking CCTV and carrying out enquiries in the area.

Detective Constable Lauren Docherty at Govan CID, said today: “The young woman was going to her work and had taken a shortcut through the cemetery.

“She had come in to the grounds from the Mosspark side and was nearing the exit at Tarfside Gardens when the man came up to her and indecently assaulted her.

“He then grabbed her roughly but she managed to push him off and he ran off towards Corkerhill Road.

“The woman then made her way to work where police were called.

“Thankfully, she was not injured and did not require medical treatment, but this was very distressing for her to experience.

“The cemetery is used by a lot of local people as a shortcut between Mosspark and the Tarfside flats and I am sure at this time of day there would have been people about who may have seen this happen.

“It was also quite cold yesterday, so if you saw someone wearing shorts – the man didn’t look like he was going to or coming from a sports centre – it may have looked out of place.

“If you saw the man, or have any information that will assist officers with their enquiries, then please contact Govan CID via 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.”