Glasgow: Teenage girls suffer brutal homophobic attack
Two teenage girls suffered a brutal homophobic attack in Glasgow this weekend.
According to the Glasgow Evening Times, a 19-year-old and 16-year-old girl were walking through St Enoch Square, when the pair were targeted by a tattooed thug.
The older girl was punched in the face and pushed to the ground in the attack after suffering verbal abuse, at around 1am.
The male attacker is in his late 20s with ginger hair, and a full sleeve arm tattoo. He was wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt, and was carrying a black bag.
Glasgow Superintendent Alan Porte said: “This was a nasty attack on two young women.
“Police Scotland has a zero tolerance approach to tackling crime based on prejudice and I want to make clear it will not be tolerated.
“In relation to this serious assault, officers have been carrying out inquiries in the local area and studying CCTV in an effort to gather information on the man responsible.
“St Enoch Square may have been busy with people on nights out and I believe passing motorists or pedestrians may have seen something which could help us in this inquiry.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed this crime, or has any information that may assist inquiries to contact police.”
Anyone with information about the attack should contact Police Scotland on 101.