'New leads' in child sex attack hunt

POLICE investigating a sex attack on a little girl said today they had received a good response from the public.

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Police released CCTV footage of a man
Police released CCTV footage of a man

Officers received a number of calls after the appeal about the incident, which happened in a busy Glasgow shop.

They are now sifting through the information and following up a number of lines of inquiry.

Detectives released images of a man they want to speak to following the assault and said they hope he can assist them with their inquiries.

The Evening Times published the photograph which authorities sent out on Friday.

It was taken from CCTV footage inside the Sauchiehall Street branch of Poundland.

The incident took place in the store at around 5.15pm on Friday, May 30, and extensive inquiries are currently under way.

Police released the CCTV footage in an attempt to jog people's memory.

Chief Inspector Alan Porte, area commander for Glasgow city centre, appealed for witness to come forward.

He said: "We have had a very positive response from the public.

"However, I would still appeal to anyone who was in Poundland on Sauchiehall Street around the time of the incident to contact officers."

Detectives directly appealed for the man in the footage to contact them as it is believed he may have witnessed the incident or have information that can help with the investigation.

He is described as Asian appearance, between 40 and 49, around 6ft, and of medium build.

Police said he was wearing a white baseball cap, glasses, navy blue jacket, light coloured body warmer, and a blue T-shirt. He also wearing dark denim jeans, with the bottoms turned up, and he was carrying a khaki backpack.

Police hope the distinctive description will help in quickly identifying the man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

rebecca.gray@ eveningtimes.co.uk

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