Asylum seeker with baby sexually assaulted

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A female asylum seeker was sexually assaulted as she took her baby son out in his pram, police said today.

The 33-year-old Algerian woman and her one-year-old son were attacked near Yoker in Glasgow on April 3.

Police believe the attack, which happened at around 4.30pm as the woman was walking her son in his pram on the cycle path between Plean Street and Dyke Road, was racially motivated.

A group of at least four white males threw stones at the mother and baby and kicked her, Strathclyde Police said.

One man then exposed himself and sexually assaulted the woman. He then assaulted the child and attempted to perform an indecent act on him.

The woman, who lives locally, fled the scene with her son, leaving the pram, a headscarf and a baby bottle on the cycle path.

Detective Inspector Andy McWilliam, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This was a particularly harrowing ordeal for the woman and her son.

"It may be that the other members of the group are as disgusted with the sexual element of this attack on a defenceless woman and her one-year-old baby.

"They may be in a position to assist the police in identifying the individual responsible.

"I am also keen to locate the whereabouts of the pram, headscarf and baby bottle."

The suspect is described as a white male, aged 20 to 25, with very short hair. He was tall and thin and wearing white and blue tracksuit trousers.