Hunt for pest
Man jumping out of bushes and declaring his love
Police patrols have been stepped up in Holmhills Park after reports of a man jumping out of bushes and approaching women.
The man, aged in his 20s, has been declaring his love for the women and asking them to run off with him after initially approaching them from leafy areas.
Police patrols have been stepped up in Holmhills Park because a man has been jumping out of bushes and approaching women.
The man, aged in his 20s, has been declaring his love for women and asking them to run off with him after initially approaching them from leafy areas of the Cambuslang park.
When the women have told him to leave he has made off.
The man’s unusual behaviour is being investigated by police, who saw a number of women writing about their experiences on social media.
Others have contacted the police directly and officers have attended the park immediately after each incident was reported.
Inspector Jim Gillespie, of Rutherglen Police Station, said: “I would say to women to continue to use the park, to be alert but not alarmed.
“If you see anything suspicious contact us on 101, or 999 in an emergency.
“The man is a dark European male, aged in his 20s, with a bald or shaven head. Normally he wears a blue t-shirt, jogging trousers and carries a rucksack and iPad.
“He appears to walk with his hands behind his back.”
Officers from the new problem solving team at Cambuslang Police Station say there will be a heightened police presence in the park in the coming days, with officers patrolling the park on foot and by bike.
Plain clothes officers will also be in attendance.
The man’s suspicious behaviour was reported on the Holmhills Wood Community Park Facebook page.
Alert Officers are carrying out regular patrols