Tayside and Central Scotland

Falkirk woman attacked beside Clyde and Forth Canal

Central Scotland Police are appealing for information after an 18-year-old woman was attacked while walking along the Clyde and Forth Canal in Falkirk.

Officers said the woman was walking on the tow path close to Glenfuir Road between Locks 16 and 14, when she was assaulted.

It took place sometime between 21:00 and 22:00 on 17 November.

The attacker is described as having a local accent, wearing a black puffa-style jacket and aged between 40-50.

The force is appealing for anyone who was walking along the path at the time to contact them.

Det Insp David Mitchell said: "We are keen to trace anybody who was in the area of Glenfuir Road, in particular the canal path next to the Forth and Clyde Canal, on Saturday between 21:00 and 23.00.

"We are seeking the support of members of the local community to help us with our enquiries and are confident that they will have valuable information which will assist us in identifying the person responsible."

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