DETECTIVES are trying to trace two men who came to the aid of a young woman who was indecently assaulted in Glasgow City Centre.
The 21-year-old was targeted at she waited for a taxi on Renfield Street, closed to West Regent Street.
She was sitting in a doorway waiting for the vehicle when a man approached her and started chatting to her.
He then touched the young woman inappropriately on her legs before leaving the scene.
Police said two men stopped and challenged the man as they were walking along Renfield Street.
One of the men was wearing glasses and a baseball hat in reverse.
Minutes later another two men came to the young woman’s aid, challenged the suspect and chased him off.
The pair flagged down a passing ambulance and then left when she was being checked over by medics.
Police want to trace those two men, who they believe may be able to help them trace the attacker. They both had brown hair and were aged between 25 and 30 and dressed in dark clothing.
The woman was unharmed by the incident, but was left in a state of shock and was checked by medical staff at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary before being released.
The suspect is described as a white Scottish man, around 5ft 8inches tall, with a medium build, gaunt appearance and light coloured hair which was short in length.
He is described as being between 30 and 40 years old. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing dark trousers, a white shirt, a black cardigan or waistcoat over the shirt and a light coloured jacket. He was also wearing baseball style shoes or boots with a light coloured toe.
Detective Constable Paul Houston, Glasgow City Centre CID, is leading the investigation. He said today: “A young woman was left in a state of shock having been touched inappropriately as she made her way home following a night out. “We have launched an investigation to trace the man responsible. We have been analysing CCTV and speaking to some witnesses following the incident. We know there are more people who are yet to come forward. “Two men, one of whom was wearing glasses and also a baseball hat in reverse, stopped and challenged the man as they made their along Renfield Street.
“Minutes later, another two men came to her aid and challenged the presence of the suspect in the company of the young woman. “This resulted in the suspect leaving the area. They assisted the woman and flagged down a passing ambulance. The men left the area once the woman was safely in the company of medical staff. “I want to commend them for their actions and would ask them to come forward and speak to police with any information they have.
“I would also ask anyone who witnessed the incident to speak to police.”