Page last updated at 10:46 GMT, Saturday, 23 August 2008 11:46 UK

Young girl raped at bus station

Buchanan Street Bus Station
The girl was forced into an area of undergrowth and attacked

Police have launched an investigation into the "horrific" rape of a 14-year-old girl at Glasgow's main bus station.

The youngster was forced into an area of undergrowth at the Buchanan Street station and assaulted on Friday night.

Her attacker was accompanied by another man, who stayed with the girl's male friend while the incident took place.

Det Insp Douglas Weir said: "This was a particularly horrifying ordeal for a teenage girl and it's vital we trace the individuals involved."

Strathclyde Police said the girl had been left "traumatised" by incident, which happened at about 2045 BST

She was attacked in the area of the busy bus station looking onto Cowcaddens Road, but managed to escape before telling her friend, who called the police

The suspects then made their escape.

Det Insp Douglas Weir appeals for witnesses

Det Insp Weir, said: "The bus station is likely to have been busy at this time of night and I would appeal to anyone who might have seen the two suspects before or after the incident to come forward as they may have important information to this inquiry.

"We are recovering CCTV from the bus station and surrounding area and, from the description and images, it appears obvious one of the suspects is in his working clothes and is a labourer or manual worker."

The first suspect was said to be white, in his late teens, about 5ft 10in tall, of slim build with short blond hair and a scar on his right cheek.

At the time he was wearing a red Berghaus jacket, a white hooded top with blue horizontal stripes underneath, blue jogging bottoms and tan rigger boots.

The second man was said to be in his early 20s, about 5ft 10in tall, with a sallow complexion and short, dark hair.

He was wearing a black tammy hat, black jacket, blue denims and white trainers.


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