Police Issue Description Of Possible Suspect After Man Raped In City Centre

25 September 2017, 17:12

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Detectives investigating the rape of a man in Glasgow city centre have issued a further description of who they believe was responsible.

The attack on the 22-year-old happened at 3.40am on Sunday between Parnie Street and the Trongate area.

The victim had been at a nearby nightclub and encountered the suspect after leaving the venue.

Police have been viewing CCTV footage from the area and say the man was aged about 28 and had an African accent.

He is described as black and between 5ft 8 inches to 5ft 10 inches tall with medium build with short dark-coloured hair and prominent spaces between his top teeth.

He was wearing a light blue zip-up top, blue tracksuit trousers and dark training shoes with white soles.

Detective Colin Hailstones of London Road Police Office said: "Extensive enquiries are continuing today to trace the man responsible.

"Officers have been carrying out enquiries in the local area and viewing a large amount of CCTV footage covering the area.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Parnie Street or Trongate around the time of this incident who witnessed anything suspicious, or who has information that may assist this police investigation to contact the Public Protection Unit based at London Road Police Office through 101."