Police in Scotland are appleaing to the public after a 14-year-old girl was attacked by a man and raped as she left Asda to collect her bike.


The  incident occurred in BArrhead, East Renfrewshire, and the teenager who has not been named was leaving the supermarket when she was forced into a bush by a man.


The male is described as white, aged between 20 and 30 and of medium build.


He was reportedly wearing a grey zipped top with white striped sleeves, grey jogging style trousers and grey coloured running shoes. He also wearing a white trilby style hat and carrying a black holdall bag.



Reassuring the public that the police are conducting extensive enquiries, Detective Inspector Gillian Patrick said that additional patrols were placed in the area.


“This was a particularly traumatic experience for the young girl concerned, who had been out in the local area before being attacked, explained Detective Inspector Patrick. 


"I would like to reassure the local community that we are continuing extensive enquiries into this incident."



"We know the man was in the shop prior to the incident taking place and I am appealing to anyone who may have been shopping around that time to think about whether they may have seen this man or noticed anything suspicious. 


"If you have any information or knowledge about this crime, please talk to officers and pass it on – it could prove vital in helping us trace the man responsible for this attack."  


Anyone with information is asked to contact their local police force.


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