By Mark McGeever
First published by Clydebank Live on March 11, 2012
A woman was sexually assaulted in Dalmuir as she walked home in the early hours of Saturday morning (March 10), with police saying she suffered a “horrific and frightening ordeal”.
The attack happened in the lane between Burn Street and Scott Street at around 3am. She was approached by a man who began to speak to her. A short time later, the man grabbed the woman and sexually assaulted her.
Described as white, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5ft 9in tall and of average build, the suspect was wearing dark clothing and a beige baseball hat.
The attacker ran off when he heard shouts from a member of the public who then helped the woman, 37, and took her to a friend’s house.
Detective Inspector Gary Stitt said: “This was a horrific and frightening ordeal for the woman involved and it’s imperative we trace the man responsible. In particular, I would like to speak to the man who came to the woman’s aid.
“I would appeal directly to him to contact us. I am sure he will have some crucial information which could assist our investigation.
“The Dalmuir area of Clydebank is a very busy residential area with people regularly out and about. Scott Street is near to the A814 (Dumbarton) road which can be generally busy with traffic – I would appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard anything or who has any information or knowledge about the incident or the suspect to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.”
Anyone with information should contact officers at the Criminal Investigation Department in Dumbarton Police Station, by calling 01389 822 000. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.