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Hunt under way for college student after woman raped

The attack happened on the High Street in Fort William in the Highlands.

Fort William: Investigation launched.
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A hunt is under way for a college student after a woman was raped.

The attack happened on the High Street in Fort William between 1am and 1.30am on Sunday, June 17.

The woman reported the incident to the police on Thursday, June 28.

Officers are hunting a man who said he was a college student in Glasgow.

He is around 20 years old and between 5ft 10in and 6ft.

The man has blonde/light brown hair with a side parting and was wearing a white t-shirt, an open khaki jacket, black jeans and a chunky black watch.

He was also with three other men.

Detective inspector Donald Macdonald said: "While the victim in this case was physically uninjured, she has obviously been left very shaken and she is receiving support from specialist officers.

"I appreciate it is now several weeks since this incident and I would like to reassure people that extensive police enquires have been ongoing to resolve this case, including thorough checks of CCTV footage.

"We are now appealing to the public for help and would ask anyone who was on the High Street or in licensed premises in the area on the evening of Saturday, June 16, into the early hours of Sunday, June 17, to get in touch."

'I appreciate it is now several weeks since this incident and I would like to reassure people that extensive police enquires have been ongoing to resolve this case, including thorough checks of CCTV footage.'
Detective inspector Donald Macdonald

He added: "I would ask people to cast their minds back and report anything you think may be important, even if it seemed inconsequential at the time.

"We are also asking local hotels, bed & breakfasts, campsites and taxis to consider whether they may have come into contact with the man described or the other three we believe he was with.

"Officers will continue to carry out enquiries in Fort William into this incident and I'm grateful for the help of all who have already assisted our enquiries."

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