Woman Raped By Intruder In Her Own Home

29 November 2016, 14:10

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A woman has been raped in an ''appalling attack'' in her own home.

The victim was in the bedroom of her house in Sloy Street, Glasgow, at about 1am on Friday when she became aware of an intruder.

He subjected her to a serious sexual assault before leaving in an unknown direction, police said.

Officers said they are ''working tirelessly'' to trace the man, who is white, aged about 25, 5ft 7ins and with blond hair.

He is said to be ''well-spoken'' with a Scottish accent and was wearing black trousers at the time of the attack.

Detective Inspector Craig Willison said: ''This was an appalling attack which has left the woman extremely distressed.

''We are ensuring that the victim is being fully supported whilst we continue our enquiries.

''Finding the person who has carried out this attack is a priority for Police Scotland and I would ask anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Sloy Street around the time of the incident to get in touch with police immediately.

''This type of attack is rare and I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the local community that we are working tirelessly to identify the perpetrator.

''There is an increased police presence in the area and I would urge anyone who has any concerns to contact their local police officers or by calling 101.

''Again, I would ask anyone who may have any information which could assist with our enquiries to contact us urgently.''