Two women raped on same Glasgow street


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Two women were raped in separate attacks on the same city centre street during the early hours of this morning.

Police said a 20-year-old woman was attacked on James Watt Street near Broomielaw in Glasgow at around 4am today. A short time later, a 22-year-old woman was raped in the same place.

The suspect in both incidents is described as a white man, aged 20-30, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in, with a slim to medium build.

He is said to have light or brown hair and spoke with a local accent.

At the time of the assaults he was said to be smartly dressed, wearing a dark, fitted, long-sleeved shirt with light or grey dress trousers and shoes.

Strathclyde Police said both victims are being supported by sexual offences liaison officers.

An incident room has been set up at the city centre police office in Stewart Street.

Detective Inspector Kate Jamieson, who is in charge of the investigation, said: "These two separate incidents took place within a short space of time on James Watt Street.

"We are currently examining CCTV and carrying out extensive inquiries to identify the man responsible for these despicable attacks on two young women.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in or around the James Watt Street area of Glasgow around 4am this morning and who may have seen a man hanging around or noticed anything out of the ordinary to contact officers as soon as possible.

"I would also ask anyone who can help identify this man to contact us as a matter of urgency.

"Anyone with any details should contact the city centre police office incident room on 0141 532 3159."