East Renfrewshire police are appealing for help after a young woman was attacked by a hooded thug.

The 21-year-old victim was assaulted at the Muirend Pavilion, in Giffnock, at around 7pm on Tuesday, January 7.

She was walking along a path leading from Whitton Drive to the Pavilion when the frightening incident took place.

Her attacker fled the scene but police are hoping eyewitnesses will come forward.

Detective Constable Craig Stewart, of Giffnock CID, said: "The Muirend Pavilion is a busy place on weeknights, with both football and rugby training sessions taking place there. I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the area to help us identify the man who we want to speak to in relation to this attack.

"He is described as being between 18 and 22 years of age, about six-feet-tall, with a slim build and sallow complexion. He was wearing glasses and had a dark-coloured waterproof jacket on, with the hood up, jeans and was carrying a rucksack."

Anyone who can help should call Giffnock CID on 101. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously.