POLICE believe golfers and residents could hold the key to snaring the man who raped a 16-year-old girl.
The teenager was attacked at around 8pm on Saturday, September 10, on Littlehill Golf Course.
Strathclyde Police say there were golfers playing on the course at the time, while they are also keen to hear from residents of Acredyke Road, which overlooks the area where the girl was attacked.
A man started talking to the victim as she walked near the 10th green, then dragged her into nearby undergrowth where he carried out the sexual assault.
Police said the young girl had been on the golf course with a friend from 5pm that evening, but they later separated and she was heading home in the direction of Auchinairn Road.
Despite checking CCTV footage and carrying out extensive door-to-door enquiries, police admit they have no firm leads and are hoping members of the public can help them trace the man.
The attacker is described as white with a Scottish accent, between 25 to 30-years-old, around 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a dark jacket and dark trousers.
Detective Constable Alan Watt from Baird Street CID said: “We know that there were golfers still playing on the course around the time of the incident and it’s possible that someone may have seen the suspect prior to, or after, the attack took place.
“I would appeal to people who were on the course that evening to please get in touch with us as a matter of urgency. A young woman has been subjected to a terrifying ordeal and it’s imperative we trace the man responsible.”
He also warned women to avoid walking on the golf course alone.
Glasgow North East MP William Bain said: “Everyone in the North Glasgow community will be disturbed about the appalling attack on this young woman.
“I hope that the CCTV evidence and testimony from neighbours and passers-by on the golf course will be able to catch the offender.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact CID at Baird Street on 0141 532 3000 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.