Police Return To Scene Of Elderslie Rape One Week On

Police investigating the rape of a woman near a school have spoken to more than 70 people on their return to the scene a week on from the attack.

The 27-year-old woman was approached from behind by a man on a pathway between Byres Road and Glenmalloch Place in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, at around 8pm on Monday February 20.

He hit her, causing her to fall over, and then subjected her to a serious sexual assault.

Officers returned to the area near Wallace Primary School on Monday night in a bid to jog people's memories about the incident.

The attacker is white, aged between 35 and 50, of medium to stocky build and with dark hair receding on top. He was wearing dark trousers and a light T-shirt.

Detective Inspector Louise Harvie said police will find the man responsible.

"Last night, officers revisited the scene of the incident. Over 70 people took the time to speak with officers and we are grateful for their assistance. Officers will assess all information received to determine if it can assist with the ongoing investigation.

"We would continue to ask local residents in that area to check their gardens and bins for any item of discarded clothing which they do not recognise as belonging to them.

"We will trace the man responsible and we continue to appeal to anyone with information to contact us.

"Anyone with information that may assist, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should contact Renfrew Police Office through 101. Alternatively please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously.''

Last week, officers revealed the victim's trousers had been taken and appealed for local people to check gardens and bins for any discarded items.

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