Police are investigating reports that a teenage girl was sexually attacked in woodland.

The area beyond Glen Doll Road, Neilston, remained sealed-off by police yesterday.

The police operation is ongoing, but still at an early stage.

Detectives probing the allegations are appealing for help and are urging the public to get in touch if they have any information on what happened. The girl reported the incident at around 9pm on Wednesday.

Police vehicles were spotted at the scene and officers were out yesterday combing the area for evidence.

One local said: “There’s tape in the woods at the bluebell end.

“ I had to about turn and come through the side fields after the school drop.”

Detective Inspector Peter Crombie said: “Officers are investigating a report that a teenage girl was the victim of a sexual offence on land off Glen Doll Road, in Neilston.

“The incident was reported around 9pm on Wednesday, June 16.

“Enquiries are at an early stage and ongoing. Anyone who may have information can call 101.”