POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was attacked in Clydebank in the early hours of this morning.

The incident took place on Hawthorn Street, shortly after midnight on Sunday, December 12, 2021.

The victim – a 26-year-old woman – was on the street with a friend, when she was approached and seriously assaulted by a group of young men. She was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The suspects are described as being five men, all around 17-years-old. One was approximately 5ft tall, with brown hair, wearing a dark jacket and a black beanie hat. A second was wearing a luminous pink top and dark bottoms. Whilst the other three were all wearing dark clothing.

Detective Constable Imran Abuzar, from Clydebank CID, said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked attack and we can only be thankful that the injuries were not even more severe.

“We are aware that there were a number of people and motorists in the area around the time of the incident, so are appealing to anyone who witnessed the attack, or believes they saw a group of men matching the descriptions, to please come forward.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident 0024 of 12 December. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.