Woman Gang-Raped In Glasgow

13 May 2014, 16:08

A 33-year-old woman's been raped by three men in Glasgow.

Detectives investigating the gang rape of a woman in Glasgow say they've had an "encouraging response"

Detective Chief Inspector Sharon MacGregor from Police Scotland, Public Protection Unit, said: "We have received an encouraging response from the public following the coverage in the media and I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who contacted us.  

"Detectives are now examining that information to establish if there are any new lines of inquiry which can be followed up.

"Officers are still in the process of gathering CCTV from in and around the area to study the footage to try and obtain more detail about the suspects and the car they were in.

"I would still like to appeal to anyone who may have any information or knowledge about the suspects or the incident to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency, a small piece of information can be significant so please do pass is on."

The 33-year-old victim was walking on Edinbeg Avenue in Toryglen between midnight and 3am on Saturday, when a man got out of a light coloured car and forced her into the common close at or around 19 Edinbeg Avenue.  The man and two other men, who the victim believed were also in the car, then subjected her to a serious sexual assault.

The men, who're described as Asian and in their 20s, then made off and the victim managed to make her way home. Police were contacted the next morning.

The victim did not require hospital treatment, but has been left extremely distressed by the incident.

Chief Inspector Carol McGuire Area Commander said: "I would like to reassure the public that we have and will continue to have extra uniform patrols in the area and anyone with any concerns should speak to an officer.

"A crime of this nature is very rare in what is a tight knit community.

"Anyone with any information which can help the enquiry is asked to contact London Road Police Office via 101.  Alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."