Teenager assaulted at Camelon canal path

A teenager was assaulted at the Forth and Clyde Canal on Saturday evening Picture: Michael Gillen
A teenager was assaulted at the Forth and Clyde Canal on Saturday evening Picture: Michael Gillen
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Police are hunting for a man who assaulted a teenage girl on the Forth and Clyde Canal towpath.

The 18-year-old victim was walking on the towpath, close to Glenfuir Road on Saturday evening when she was assaulted. The attack took place between 9-10 p.m. on November 17 between locks 14 and 16, near to the Rosebank Beefeater.

Central Scotland Police are hunting for the attacker, described as being aged between 40-50, wearing a black puffa-style jacket and spoke with a local accent.

The force is appealing for anyone who was walking along the path at the time to contact them.

Detective Inspector David Mitchell said: “We are keen to trace anybody who was in the area of Glenfuir Road, in particular the canal path next to the Forth and Clyde Canal, on Saturday between 9-11 p.m.

“We are seeking the support of members of the local community to help us with our enquiries and are confident that they will have valuable information which will assist us in identifying the person responsible.”

If you have information contact the police on 01786 45600 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.