24/07/2007

Teenager attacked by masked man

Police in Wigtownshire have appealed for witnesses after a masked man attacked a teenage girl in her home.

The 15-year-old was attacked in her home in Kirkcowan around 3am on Sunday. The attacker was described as around 6ft tall and broad-shouldered. He was wearing a dark balaclava and a dark-coloured top with a white logo at the chest level.

Detective Inspector Chris Johnstone from Galloway CID said: "We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the Main Street area of Kirkcowan on the early hours of Sunday morning.

"This man has displayed some extremely concerning behaviour as he entered a private property in the middle of the night and left a girl frightened."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on: 0845 600 5701 or Crime stoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.

(KMcA/SP)

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