Woman raped at Saltcoats seafront

24 July 2018, 16:44


Police are investigating the rape of a woman on the shorefront in Saltcoats.

The 24-year-old was attacked in Winton Circus in the North Ayrshire town shortly after midnight on Monday.

Officers are hunting for a man of medium height and build who was wearing a dark short-sleeved t-shirt and a dark baseball cap.

An appeal has also been made for any witnesses, particularly fishermen who are thought to have been using an area close to Winton Circus.

Detective Inspector Mick Carr said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area, or were passing by during the time of the attack.

"We know there were people fishing on the shore front, they may have vital information that can help us. Did you see or hear anything out of the ordinary?

"We are also looking for the owner or driver of a silver Volkswagen Transporter that was parked nearby."