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CCTV Released After Attack At Central Station
Police have released an image of a man they are trying to trace in connection with an assault on a woman in Glasgow.
The attack on the 41-year-old took place at Glasgow Central Station shortly after 10pm on Monday.
British Transport Police Constable Stephanie Crawford, the officer in charge of the inquiry, is appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image to get in touch.
Officers have not revealed any details about the woman's condition following the assault.
British Transport Police can be contacted on 0800 40 50 40, or information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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