Glasgow & West Scotland

Man indecently attacked three women

Police are hunting a man who has indecently assaulted three women in Clydebank in the past week.

The latest incident happened at about 16:00 on Monday when a 23-year-old woman was grabbed from behind by a man while walking in Kilbowie Road.

It follows similar incidents last Wednesday and Thursday in Melfort Gardens and Second Avenue.

In each case the man has approached his victim from behind and grabbed her buttocks, police said.

The suspect is white, about 5ft 7in or 5ft 8in tall with a medium to stocky build.

In the first and third incidents the man was said to have dark shaved hair and during the second, he was wearing a dark-coloured woollen hat.

'Very distressing'

In the latest assault he was wearing a red jacket with grey or cream patches.

Police are reviewing CCTV in the areas of the assaults and officers are carrying out extra patrols.

Det Sgt Gordon Pettigrew said: "It is more than likely that each incident has been opportunistic; however, that does not take away from the seriousness of them or the distress they have caused.

"As has happened on each occasion, the suspect has approached the woman from behind and grabbed her buttocks before making off.

"Although uninjured, it was very distressing for her.

"This is the third incident in the past week; all of which we believe have been by the same man. Again, thankfully on these two occasions, neither woman was injured."

Anyone who recognises the description or who has any information has been asked to contact Clydebank Police Office on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.