Hunt for pest

Man jump­ing out of bushes and declar­ing his love

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

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

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