COPS HU NT SEX CREEP
Residents stunned by sordid show
Police are hunting a creep who was spotted performing a sex act on himself in broad daylight just yards from where children were playing.
The man was reported at around 6pm on Sunday, October 8, after he was seen by a young woman who was out walking her dog.
The incident happened in a wooded area between Shieldaig Drive and Woodend Road in the Fernhill area of Rutherglen.
Residents have reacted with disgust since news of the incident broke online. Davy O’Neil, a community champion in Fernhill who runs the popular soccer school, reckons people are in a state of shock.
He said: “It’s shocking, absolutely disgusting.
“We were taking the kids to the football when we got a message. Thankfully the girl who seen it reported it to the police.
“It’s been said there were children out playing nearby at the time.
“People are raging that this has
happened. It’s actually hard to believe.”
The suspect is described as male, aged between 40 and 44 with the thin build and collar-length grey, curly hair.
He was wearing a long, dark puffer jacket.
Inspector Robert Bryce at Rutherglen Police moved to reassure the public.
He said: “We received a report at around 6pm on Sunday, October 8 about an incident at a wooded area near Woodend Road.
“A 22-year-old female was out walking her dog when she heard a noise coming from the wooded area and she observed the suspect male performing a sexual act.
“Inquiries are ongoing to track the male. I would urge anyone with information to call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers.
“We are not aware of any similar reports in the area but if anyone sees anything suspicious please contact us.”
Disgust The suspect was spotted in bushes near Woodend Road