Woman assaulted in Cardonald cemetery


An 18-year-old woman was indecently assaulted in Cardonald cemetery around 3:30pm last Friday.

The woman was walking through the cemetery at Mosspark Boulevard in Cardonald when she was grabbed and touched inappropriately by the man who grabbed her from behind.

The victim managed to push him away and the attacker ran towards Corkerhill Road.

The suspect has been described as white, 5ft 9in, between 40 and 50 years of age and of slim build. He was wearing black shorts, a navy and blue waterproof jacket, trainers which were dark coloured and he had a strong Glasgow accent.

Officers are looking into CCTV and carrying out enquiries in the area.

Detective Constable Lauren Docherty, Govan CID, said:

“The young woman was going to her work and had taken a shortcut through the cemetery.

“She had come into the grounds from the Mosspark side and was nearing the exit at Tarfside Gardens when the man came up to her and indecently assaulted her. He then grabbed her roughly but she managed to push him off and he ran off towards Corkerhill Road.

“The woman then made her way to work where police were called. Thankfully, she was not injured and did not require medical treatment, but this was very distressing for her to experience.

“The cemetery is used by a lot of local people as a shortcut between Mosspark and the Tarfside flats and I am sure at this time of day there would have been people about who may have seen this happen.

“It was also quite cold yesterday, so if you saw someone wearing shorts – the man didn’t look like he was going to or coming from a sports centre – it may have looked out of place.

“If you saw the man, or have any information that will assist officers with their enquiries, then please contact Govan CID via 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.”





Author: Rebecca Graham

20 year old Journalism graduate living in Glasgow, Scotland!

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