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Man raped in Glasgow, Scotland

Man raped near Dowanhill Park in the west end of Glasgow, Scotland
A man was raped in the early hours near Dowanhill Park in the west end of Glasgow, Scotland

Police have launched an investigation after a man was raped in Glasgow's west end in the early hours of the morning (30 November).

The 25-year-old was attacked between midnight and 02:00 as he walked close to Dowanhill Park, near Hyndland Street and Highburgh Road, reported BBC Scotland.

The man had approached the suspect to ask for a cigarette but was then sexually assaulted.

The suspect attacker is described as white, about 6ft tall, in his early 20s, with fair hair and a heavy build and having a Scottish east coast accent.

He was wearing a long black jacket and satchel type bag across his body.

Detective Inspector Steven Watson, of Strathclyde Police, said: ‘This young man has suffered a frightening experience and is very distressed by the incident.

I would ask that anyone who saw someone fitting the description or acting suspiciously to contact police.’

Watson also stated he wants to speak with a witness, a man in his 20s who spoke with the victim shortly after the incident near Hyndland Street and Highburgh Road.

The witness had a Glasgow accent and wore a light-colored hooded top. 

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