Res­i­dents stunned by sor­did show

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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