Alert after woman grabbed at crossing and ‘sexually threatened’

Woman, 21, was grabbed at pedestrian crossing in rush hour and ‘sexually threatened’ by man who tried to bundle her into a parked car

  • Victim was waiting to cross M8 in Glasgow when man approached her 
  • She was left ‘extremely upset’ after threats with a sexual nature were made 
  • Man tried to direct her towards a nearby parked car
  • Police are treating the incident as an abduction attempt as the man held onto her

Police are investigating after a man tried to force a woman towards a parked car in an attempted abduction.

The 21-year-old victim had walked along Newton Street and Charing Cross towards St Georges Road in Glasgow.

She had been waiting at the pedestrian crossing next to the M8 when the man came up to her at around 5.30pm on Tuesday.

Police are investigating after a man tried to abduct a woman on St Georges Road (pictured) in Glasgow city centre

He stopped her from walking away and threatened her, making some threats with a sexual nature, before trying to direct her towards a nearby parked car.

The woman was able to get away from the man and was left extremely upset by the ordeal although she was physically uninjured.

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How the man being hunted over botched abduction was described 

The suspect is described as being black and about 5’7 -5’8 tall.

He is thought to be aged between 25 and 35 years old.

He had black tight curly short hair, stubble, an athletic build and had a silver metal brace on his lower teeth.

The man was wearing a dark jacket and light trousers.

Police have appealed for information and are treating the incident as an abduction as the man held onto her.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Palmer said: ‘This was a distressing incident for the woman and I would urge anyone who was in the area, at what was a busy time of the day, to get in touch.

‘I am keen to hear from a group of people who are believed to have witnessed the abduction.

‘Particularly a woman with short dark hair and a pink and black chequered shirt.’ 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 3341 of August 14, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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