30/11/2007

Teenager Raped In Scottish Village

Police are hunting for a man who raped a teenage jogger in a village in North Lanarkshire.

The incident happened around 9pm on November 27, as the 15-year-old was jogging along Main Street in Banton.

A man approached her and forced her into a nearby field where he indecently assaulted her.

The girl managed to break free and ran home, where her family contacted police. She was not injured in the attack, but Strathclyde Police said that she had been left "very traumatised" by her ordeal.

The attacker is described as in his late 20s, 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a hooded top with a hooded jacket over it, blue jeans, white trainers and a baseball cap.

Detective Inspector Gary Church at Cumbernauld CID said that police wanted to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time that the attack took place. Anyone with any information is asked to contact: Cumbernauld Police Office on: 01236 503900 or Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.

(KMcA)


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