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Woman, 22, raped on embankment in Stevenston

A woman has been raped while walking in Stevenston, North Ayrshire.

A man grabbed the 22-year-old from behind on a path near the junction of McGregor Avenue and Glencairn Street.

He then dragged her down an embankment and sexually assaulted her. The attack happened at about 0020 GMT on Tuesday.

The suspect was described as being between 20 and 30, about 5ft 9in tall, of slim build. At the time of the attack he had stubble on his chin and was wearing a grey hooded top.

The woman made her way home after the assault and alerted police.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen the suspect in the area at the time.

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