POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Glasgow on Friday.

At around 5.15pm, a 70-year-old woman was walking in Bearsden, near to Colquhoun Park, when she was approached by a man who knocked her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

The man responsible is white, in his 20s, around 5ft 8 to 5ft 9 inches in height, with a stocky build. He had a dishevelled appearance with receding brown hair and an unkempt beard. He was wearing dark coloured clothing, black trainers and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Inspector Neil Guy said: “It’s imperative we trace this man, and I am asking members of the public to think back and consider if they noticed him. This area is extremely busy and is well used by the community with dog walkers, runners and people walking to the train station. We have already been contacted by several people, but I am appealing to anyone who was in the area to get in touch with us.

“If anyone has any recording equipment, please check your footage it could have images which could assist our investigation. Please pass on any information you may have, no matter how insignificant it may seem, let us judge its importance. Your information could prove vital.”

Chief Inspector Brian Fraser said: “I’m aware this will be of great concern to residents, and I want to assure everyone that we are doing all we can to locate the man responsible. I have ensured additional officers are on patrol in the area for reassurance and if anyone has any concerns, please approach these officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2695 of Friday, 22 March, 2024. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give your information anonymously.