Police appeal for information after 24-year-old woman is raped near Bearsden

Police are hunting for a sex attacker who a raped a young woman on Maryhill Road, near Bearsden.

The rapist targeted the 24-year-old woman while she was walking alone from a friend’s house in the Drumchapel area to her home.

He forced her into the driveway of a disused premises and subjected her to a horrific attack near Killermont Polo Club at 2.30am in the early hours of this morning (Monday).

The man ran away following the assault and the woman managed to stop a black hackney taxi which took her home and she reported it to the police.

The suspect is described as black, 6ft tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a dark jumper with a hood.

Detective Inspector Craig Willison, London Road CID, said: “This was a horrendous ordeal for a young woman to have to experience and it is critical that we trace this man as soon as possible.

“I would like to reassure the community that our officers are doing everything they can to find the person responsible. Incidents like this are extremely rare particularly in this part of the city. However we need help from members of the public who may have vital information to assist with the investigation.

“In particular I would appeal to the taxi driver who drove the victim home to come forward – we need to speak to him as a matter of urgency.

“I would also urge anyone who was in the surrounding area around that time who may have seen anything suspicious to contact police.

“Officers are currently checking CCTV and will also be conducting door to door enquiries in the area.”

If you have any information phone the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you’d like to remain anonymous.