A HUNT has been launched for a man who tried to abduct a young woman while she waited at a pedestrian crossing.

The 21-year-old woman had walked along Newton Street and Charing Cross towards St Georges Road around 5.30pm on Tuesday August 14 when the man approached her.

While she waited at the pedestrian crossing adjacent to the M8, the man stopped her from walking away and made threats to her, including of a sexual nature.

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He then tried to direct her towards a nearby parked car.

The panicked woman was able to get away from the man and is luckily uninjured but extremely upset.

The suspect is described by Police Scotland as being black, about 5'7" or 5'8" in height, aged between 25 and 35 years-old.

He had black tight curly short hair, stubble, athletic build and had a silver metal brace on his lower teeth.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing dark jacket and light trousers.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Palmer, at Drumchapel CID, is appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

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He said: "This was a distressing incident for the woman and I would urge anyone who was in the area, at what was a busy time of the day, to get in touch. I am keen to hear from a group of people who are believed to have witnessed the abduction, particularly a woman with short dark hair and a pink and black chequered shirt."

Anyone with information should get in touch with the officers investigating the crine via 101- quoting incident 3341 of 14/08/2018.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.