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Asda Sex Attack: Boy, 4, Assaulted In Toilet
Police have appealed for help after a four-year-old boy was sexually abused in a supermarket toilet in West Dunbartonshire.
The incident happened on Tuesday at 1.55pm in the men's toilet at Asda superstore in Britannia Way, Clydebank.
The boy had been allowed to go into the toilet on his own by his mother who was waiting for him outside.
Strathclyde Police say the incident happened within minutes of the boy entering the toilet and he raised the alarm when he came out.
Detectives are closely inspecting CCTV footage from the Asda store and have appealed for the public to help them in their investigation to find the alleged attacker.
Detective Inspector Graham Cordner, who is helping lead the investigation, told Sky News the boy is trying to help the police as much as he can to identify the man but because of his age specialised officers are needed to interview him.
The boy has described his attacker as being a white male, dressed in dark clothing with logos on his long-sleeved top. He had dark, possibly brown hair.
Det Insp Cordner said he could not confirm the age of the man.
He told Sky News: "This is a very worrying incident but I do want to stress to the general public that it was a completely isolated incident.
"We do need the help of the public who were in the store, or in the Clydebank shopping area, at the time of this attack to come forward.
"If anyone saw anything, even if they don't think it's important, it may well be. So please just contact the police. We just need as much information as possible so we can get a full picture as to what happened."
It is hoped that CCTV footage throughout the store and the surrounding car parks and shops in the area will reveal clues as to the identity of the alleged sex attacker.
An Asda spokeswoman said: "We have taken this report very seriously. We alerted the police and are supporting them fully in their investigation."
Police have asked anyone who was in the supermarket at the time or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the store or surrounding area to make contact with Dumbarton Police Office on 01389 822000.