Man raped in Glasgow, Scotland

Man raped near Dowanhill Park in the west end of Glasgow, Scotland

Man raped in Glasgow, Scotland
30 November 2012

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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