Appeal for witnesses to sexual assaults in Glasgow

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Police are appealing for information after two teenage girls were sexually assaulted by the same man in separate incidents Glasgow City Centre on Monday (July 1).

Around 3.25 pm on Monday afternoon, the suspect, who is described as white, between 30 and 40 years of age, with short dark hair and who was wearing a blue Adidas tracksuit and baggy blue or black trousers, approached from behind a 14-year-old girl in Buchanan Street near to Sauchiehall Street and sexually assaulted her by touching her bottom.

He then made off towards the shopping centre in Buchanan Street where around 3.50 pm he did the same to an 18-year-old woman whilst on the escalator.

Detective Constable Vhairi MacDonald, City Centre Police Office, said: “Although neither girl was injured, both were distressed by what happened. Whilst some people may not consider what the man did as serious, we do and we are glad both girls came forward.

“Officers are currently checking CCTV to identify the man, who we believe may have assaulted at least one other woman in the shopping centre, however, at this time she has not come forward. We would appeal to her, or anyone else who was either approached by the man or who may have seen him or who indeed, may know who he is, to contact police.”

Information can be passed to officers at the City Centre Police Office, Stewart Street, via 101. Please quote reference number 2397 of the 1 July when calling. Details can also be given in confidence to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.