Girl, 15, indecently assaulted by man as she walked home
Police are hunting the suspect following the attack in North Lanarkshire.
A teenage girl was indecently assaulted as she walked home in a North Lanarkshire village.
The 15-year-old was walking on Glenmore Road, Newarthill, around 8.45pm on Sunday when she was approached by a man.
He put his arm around the girl then indecently assaulted her before she managed to get away.
Police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Detective sergeant Jim Williamson said: "This incident has left a 15-year-old girl very shaken up and extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace the man responsible for this assault.
"The incident happened in a residential area and therefore there may have been people coming and going at that time of night who may have seen something that can help us.
"We will not allow for local residents to feel unsafe in their own community and would appeal to anyone who may have saw a man matching this description near the time of the incident, or has any further information that can help us to come forward and contact us."
The man is described as white, 6ft, of slim build, clean shaven with dark hair and a long fringe that was swept to the side.
At the time of the incident he was wearing a black jacket or top with white striping on the sleeves, blue jeans and black trainers.