• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Arrest after sex assault

A man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a teenager.

The 17-year-old was attacked as she walked in Bank Street, Irvine, North Ayrshire, at about 8.55pm on Thursday, police said.

Her attacker pulled her into a wooded area where he sexually assaulted her, then ran off a short time later after a passer-by heard the girl shouting.

The man, 24, is in police custody.

Contextual targeting label: 
Block list

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

253674