22/5/2012 – Incident involving Glasgow University student
As some of you will be aware, a serious incident involving a University of Glasgow student took place near campus in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The incident took place between Lilybank Gardens and Ashton Lane at 2am on Saturday involving a female student who was attacked and sexually assaulted by a man thought to be in his mid-twenties.
The suspect is described as white, around 5ft 7 inches inches tall and of slim build. He was also described as having a clear, pale complexion and speaking with a local accent. At the time of the incident he is believed to have been wearing a black, full-front zipped hooded top and dark-coloured tracksuit or jogging bottoms.
The man is thought to have run in the direction of Ashton Lane following the incident.
Strathclyde Police are currently undertaking an investigation and we are asking Glasgow University students to extend their full support in the process by coming forward with any information they may have relating to the incident. Anything you may know which may be useful for the investigation should be reported using the information below.
Contact the West End CID at Partick on 0141 532 3500.
To give information anonymously you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Our thoughts go out to the student victim in this awful incident.
Glasgow, particularly the west end, is by and large a safe place and GUSRC work with the University and local council to try to ensure the safety of students on campus and in the surrounding area, however, we’d like to reiterate some general safety advice for travelling around; or to or from campus.
- Do not leave drinks unattended at any time
- Avoid travelling alone – where possible stay with a friend or ideally with a small group
- If staying in student halls, use the SRC Minibus service where available
- Consider taking a taxi (pre-booked or licensed black cab if hailing from the street)
- If you are walking, use well-lit roads and avoid taking short-cuts through dark, secluded areas
- Be aware of your surroundings and people around you
- Consider carrying a personal attack alarm (available free from SRC Advice Centre)
- Conceal valuables whenever possible when travelling at night
If you are on campus and require help, or would like to report anything suspicious on campus, please contact University security staff at the Gatehouse on 0141 330 4282.