Glasgow & West Scotland

Man sought over three sex attacks in Glasgow's west end

Kersland Street
Image caption The most recent assault happened in flats in Kersland Street in the city on 3 Feb

Police are hunting a man they believe has carried out three indecent assaults on young women in the west end of Glasgow in the past two weeks.

The women, who are aged 19, 20, and 23, were attacked after being followed into the common close of flats.

The assaults happened between 16:20 and 19:25 in Great Western Road on 24 January, Arlington Street on 31 January and Kersland Street on 3 February.

Police said they were deploying extra officers to the area.

Suspect description

During the first attack, a 23-year-old woman was attacked in flats in Great Western Road on 24 January at about 16:20.

The suspect targeted a 19-year-old woman in flats in Arlington Street on 31 January at about 18:25.

In the third incident, a 20-year-old woman was assaulted in flats in Kersland Street on 3 February at about 17:00.

The suspect is described as white, aged between 20 and 30, between 6ft and 6ft 2in tall, of slim build, with black hair.

During each attack, he was wearing a black top, possibly a hooded top and black or dark trousers.

He is also described as wearing a black beanie hat during two of the assaults and a black skip cap in one of them.

Ch Insp Alan Gibson, of Strathclyde Police, said: "Each of these incidents were particularly frightening for the young women concerned.

"We are continuing enquiries in the local area including viewing all available CCTV in an effort to identify the man responsible, and we have been deploying extra officers around the area to provide public reassurance.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed a man fitting the description of the suspect acting suspiciously around the areas and times of the incidents to get in touch with police. It is imperative that we trace this man."

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