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Woman sexually assaulted behind toilets at TRNSMT festival in Glasgow


Police are looking for two men after a woman was was dragged behind a toilet block and sexually assaulted at the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow.

The 32-year-old woman was grabbed by one man and assaulted by another on during the event on Glasgow Green on Friday.

The incident took place as she made her way to toilets believed to be near the main stage at around 10pm.

The pair ran off after three men who were passing by shouted at them.

Police have issued an appeal for information about the incident and are eager to trace the three men who shouted at the attackers.

Detective Sergeant Euan Keil said: “The woman was making her way to the toilets when she was grabbed by one man and pulled to the rear of the toilet block where another man sexually assaulted her.

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“Her attackers fled when they were disturbed by three men who were walking by the area and who shouted at them.

“I don’t think the three men realised what was actually going on or that their intervention probably stopped this attack from escalating.

“It is important that we trace them as what they saw could prove vital to us catching the two men responsible.”

The two suspects are both described as white, 6ft tall, of medium build and with dark hair.

One was wearing a black T-shirt with a small logo on the front and the other a white T-shirt with black writing.

This year’s TRNSMT, a Scottish rock and indie festival, saw performances from Stormzy, George Ezra and Lewis Capaldi.

Sexual harassment is prevalent at festivals but the vast amount of it goes unreported. One in five festival goers – and more than two in five of those who are female and under 40 – say they have been sexually assaulted or harassed at a UK festival, according to a YouGov study published last summer.

The most common forms of assault and harassment were unwelcome and forceful dancing and verbal sexualised harassment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Stewart Street CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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