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Appeal to sex attacker's friends
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Police have found the woman's pram in the area of the attack
Police have urged the friends of a sex attacker who assaulted an Algerian woman and her one-year-old baby in Glasgow to come forward.

Officers found the child's pram and other items after the attack on a cycle path in Yoker last Tuesday.

Four men approached the 33-year-old on the path, between Plean Street and Dyke Road in Yoker, and subjected her to what police said was a horrific ordeal.

Detectives have said they believe the attack was racially motivated.

The woman had been walking with her baby at about 1630 BST when the group of white men made racial remarks towards her.

One of the youths exposed himself to her and attempted to perform an indecent act on her, and thereafter threatened to perform an indecent act on her baby
Detective Inspector Andy McWilliam

They then threw stones at her and kicked her.

One of the men then indecently assaulted the woman and attempted to perform an indecent act on her one-year-old son.

Detective Inspector Andy McWilliam said the woman had been pushed to the ground before being kicked.

He said: "One of the youths exposed himself to her and attempted to perform an indecent act on her, and thereafter threatened to perform an indecent act on her baby.

"It was a very terrifying ordeal. The woman picked the baby out of the pram, leaving behind her headscarf and the pram."

Officers believed that other members of the group may be disgusted with the sexual element of the attack on the woman and her baby.

Police have been examining CCTV footage of the area and have found the woman's pram which she left when fleeing the scene.

Strathclyde Police appealed to members of the local community to help identify the attacker.


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