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Girl, 14, indecently assaulted in Glenburn in Paisley

Police are hunting a man who carried out an indecent assault on a teenage girl in Renfrewshire.

The 14-year-old was walking her dog near to Hollybush Avenue and Carsegreen Avenue, in Glenburn, Paisley, when she was attacked at about 16:15 on Monday.

A man wearing a jacket with the hood up grabbed her waist. They fell down an embankment and during a struggle he tried to remove her lower clothing.

The girl managed to break free and run home before raising the alarm.

She was uninjured but left "very shaken" by her ordeal, police said.

The man is described as aged in his early 20s, of medium build and about 5ft 9in tall.

'Terrifying experience'

At the time of the attack, he was wearing a black waist-length waterproof jacket, light-blue jeans and white trainers.

Officers from Strathclyde Police have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the area.

Det Insp Colin Carey said: "This was a terrifying experience for the young girl concerned, who thankfully was not injured but understandably has been left distraught following her ordeal.

"I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a man fitting the description of the suspect around the area of Hollybush Avenue and Carsegreen Avenue at around the time of the incident and just afterwards.

"It is imperative we trace this man."

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