Police hunt attacker in Kirkintilloch

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THE hunt is still on for man who attacked a young girl just yards from her home.

The 14-year-old was in the back garden at her home in The Loaning, in The Greens area of Kirkintilloch, when the terrifying ordeal took place.

Police say the assault was “particularly unusual and unprovoked” and are anxious to trace the suspect.

They could not comment further on the details of the attack, or any injuries sustained by the girl.

The attack took place on Thursday, August 4, around 10pm. Police were called to the scene and cordoned off a block of flats.

The attacker is described as around 6ft tall and had a large build. He was wearing a dark tracksuit.

Anyone with information abaout the incident is being asked to contact police.

A police spokesperson said: “This is a particularly unusual and unprovoked attack on a young girl and we are anxious to trace the person responsible as soon as possible.

“Any information should be passed to Kirkintilloch Police Office on 0141 532 4400 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”