Police launch hunt for rapists after girl, 16, attacked in Paisley

Police launch hunt for rapists after girl, 16, was attacked by two men behind a hospital in Paisley

  • Police are hunting for two men after teenage girl raped in Paisley, Scotland
  • Sexual assault happened in wooded area behind Dykebar Hospital on March 20
  • Officers are analysing CCTV footage and conducting door-to-door enquiries

Police are hunting for two men after a 16-year-old girl was raped behind a hospital in Scotland.

The sexual assault happened in a wooded area behind Dykebar Hospital in Paisley, Renfrewshire, between 7pm and 9.30pm on March 20.

The teenage girl was found by a passing motorist on nearby Hurlet Road.

Last week, police in Scotland launched an urgent appeal to trace the two men and began analysing CCTV footage and carried out door-to-door enquiries in the area.

Police are hunting for two men after a 16-year-old girl was raped behind Dykebar Hospital in Paisley, Scotland, on March 20. Pictured: GV of wooded area behind Dykebar Hospital

The two male suspects are described as white, Scottish, in their early 20s and were seen wearing dark clothing.

One of the men was around 5ft 9ins and the other was around 6ft.    

Detective Inspector Colin MacRitchie, from Paisley CID, said: ‘Officers revisited the scene last night from 7pm, precisely one week on from the attack.

‘We are keen to jog people’s memories and have been speaking to locals to seek any new information. 

‘It’s important that we identify the people responsible for this as soon as possible.

Police in Scotland launched an urgent appeal to trace the two men last week and began analysing CCTV footage. (Stock image)

‘The ordeal was terrifying for the victim and we continue to provide her with the necessary support she requires.’

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference number 4478 of 20 March to speak to local officers.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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