Two women have attacked in separate incidents in East Kilbride.

Police are appealing for witnesses to track down those responsible for the violent assaults. 

The first incident took place on Wednesday September 6, when a 58-year-old was making her way home from a night out and was approached by three female youths around 11.30pm.

She was walking on the spiral staircase at Cornwall Way near to the old Centrepoint nightclub when the group assaulted her after she refused to give them a cigarette.

One of the suspects dragged the victim to the ground while the other two females punched and kicked her.

The females are thought to be between 16 and 20-years-old.

The victim was treated in hospital for cuts and bruises.

Another attack took place on Thursday September 7 and saw a woman being assaulted in broad daylight.

A 27-year-old woman walked past a man in the underpass at Telford Road in The Murray while heading towards Hairmyres railway station.

The male approached her and pulled at the backpack she was wearing before grabbing her and pushing her against a wall.

She managed to pull away and ran to the local police office.

The suspect is believed to be aged between 35 and 37-years-old, around 5ft 9in tall with dark brown hair and of middle eastern appearance.

He was wearing a black hooded top, black trousers and black and white trainers.

Anyone who may have seen this man or who has information is urged to call police on 101.