Police continue hunt for sex attacker

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Police Scotland detectives are continuing enquiries following a serious sexual assault on a teenage girl in Cumbernauld on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Shortly before midnight on Saturday evening, the 15-year-old girl was walking in Beechwood Road, Carbrain, heading home.

Police say she was approached by two men who started talking to her. After a short time, one of the men left. The other man then subjected the girl to a serious sexual assault. She made her way home and police were called.

The male suspect is described as white, mid to late teens, possibly with blonde spiky hair at the front and was wearing a black hooded top. He did not have a Glaswegian accent but was Scottish.

The other man with the suspect is described as white, mid to late teens, wearing a dark coloured “beanie” style hat and dark coloured T-shirt.

A forensic search of the area has been carried out and officers are still reviewing CCTV images as part of ongoing enquiries.

Detective Inspector Kevin Jamieson at Coatbridge CID is heading the investigation.

He said: “A young woman has been left traumatised by this attack and extensive enquiries have been carried out. We are still in the process of reviewing CCTV images and conducting door-to-door enquiries.

“I am very keen to trace the man who was with the suspect before the attack. I know he may be unaware as to what happened after he left, but I believe he will be able to provide important information which could enable officers to trace the suspect. I would urge him to come forward.

“I would also ask anyone who was in the area of Beechwood Road late on Saturday evening and perhaps remembers seeing the girl or the two men walking on that stretch of road to contact police.

“Equally, I would ask members of the public who recognise the description of the suspect or have any information whatsoever, to telephone detectives at Coatbridge Police Office on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.”