UK: 70 year old woman attacked, knocked to the ground and sexually assaulted in park

A 70-year-old woman has been knocked to the ground and sexually assaulted near a park in Scotland.

She was walking near Colquhoun Park in Bearsden, East Dumbartonshire when she was attacked at about 17:15 on Friday.

Police said it was “imperative” to catch the man, and patrols have been stepped up.

Detectives said the area would have been busy at the time and are urging witnesses to contact them.

The attacker is described as white, stocky and in his 20s, with a dishevelled appearance and receding brown hair.

He was about 5ft 8 in to 5ft 9in tall (172-175cm) tall and was wearing dark -coloured clothes and trainers.

Det Insp Neil Guy said: “This area is extremely busy and is well used by the community with dog walkers, runners and people walking to the train station.

“We have already been contacted by several people, but I am appealing to anyone who was in the area to get in touch with us.”

Police particularly want to hear from anyone who recorded photos or video in the area which was near Station Road.

Chief Insp Brian Fraser added: “I’m aware this will be of great concern to residents, and I want to assure everyone that we are doing all we can to locate the man responsible.

“I have ensured additional officers are on patrol in the area for reassurance and if anyone has any concerns, please approach these officers