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Sex attack on woman with baby in Dean Park, Kilmarnock

Police are hunting a man who indecently assaulted a woman in a park while she was with her five-month-old child.

The 25-year-old woman was sitting in Dean Park, Kilmarnock, with her baby in a pram, when she was approached by a man who asked her the time.

He then grabbed her and began to take off his clothes before being disturbed by a dog walker at 11:30 on Sunday.

Police said the man was described as Asian, with dark features, and having a "dirty appearance".

He had matted black hair which was brushed forward, and was wearing a dark navy Nike top or training jacket with a white Nike tick on the left hand side.

'Frightening experience'

The man was also wearing black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with three stripes down the leg, and white trainers with large looped laces. He wore black thick padded hiking-style gloves.

The woman was uninjured during the incident but left badly shaken.

Det Insp Scott McClelland, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This was a very frightening experience indeed for this young mum who was enjoying a morning visit to the park with her young baby.

"Extensive enquiries are ongoing into the incident. However, I would like to reassure the public that this type of incident is unusual.

"We are continuing to search the area and would like to appeal to anyone who may have information to contact us."

Det Insp McClelland added: "We know that the man was disturbed during his attack by a particular dog walker calling for their pet, by the name of Brodie.

"I would like to appeal to the owner of that dog who was in the park at the time of incident, as they may have important information that may be able to help us with our enquiries."

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