Teenager on way to work is indecently assaulted in cemetery

A young woman was indecently assaulted in an afternoon attack in a cemetery.

The assault happened at 3.30pm on Friday afternoon as the 18-year-old victim took a shortcut through Cardonald Cemetery in Glasgow.

Police described the attacker as white, between 40 and 50 years of age, 5ft 8in tall with slim build and having a Glasgow accent

Police described the attacker as white, between 40 and 50 years of age, 5ft 8in tall with slim build and having a Glasgow accent

Police say she was touched inappropriately before being grabbed by a man who had approached her from behind at the cemetery in Mosspark Boulevard.

She managed to push her attacker away and he ran off towards Corkerhill Road, Cardonald.

The attacker is described as white, between 40 and 50 years of age, 5ft 8in tall with slim build, almost gaunt in appearance and having a Glasgow accent.

He was wearing a navy and blue waterproof jacket, black shorts and trainers believed to be dark in colour.

Police are examining CCTV footage and carrying out enquiries in the area.

Detective Constable Lauren Docherty of Govan CID, said: "The young woman was going to her work and had taken a shortcut through the cemetery.

"She had come in to the grounds from the Mosspark side and was nearing the exit at Tarfside Gardens when the man came up to her and indecently assaulted her. He then grabbed her roughly but she managed to push him off and he ran off towards Corkerhill Road.

"The woman then made her way to work where police were called. Thankfully, she was not injured and did not require medical treatment, but this was very distressing for her to experience.

"The cemetery is used by a lot of local people as a shortcut between Mosspark and the Tarfside flats and I am sure at this time of day there would have been people about who may have seen this happen.

"It was also quite cold yesterday, so if you saw someone wearing shorts the man didn't look like he was going to or coming from a sports centre it may have looked out of place."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland.

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