30/04/2007

Woman indecently assaulted in 'horrific' attack

A woman has been indecently assaulted in an attack in Glasgow which police have described as "horrific".

The incident happened at the woman's flat in Sauchiehall Street, opposite the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, around 5pm on Saturday.

The woman was assaulted as she opened her front door. Strathclyde Police said that she did not require hospital treatment, but was left shaken and extremely distressed by the ordeal.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his 40s, and of short and stocky build with a shaven head. He was wearing a dark blue T-shirt and light blue jeans at the time of the attack.

Detective Constable Martin Smith from Strathclyde Police, said: "This is a horrific crime committed in broad daylight in this woman's own home and she had been left absolutely distraught by this.

"This man poses a serious risk to the public and he must be caught. "

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday to contact them on: 0141 532 3232 or Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.

(KMcA/JM)


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