Police investigation an assault and theft of a dog in Glasgow have released details of the man they believe to be responsible.

We earlier told you how a young woman was left horrified after her adorable Chihuahua, named Coco, was snatched at around 11.30pm last night on Broomhill Lane in the west end.

Amy Henderson, 25, shared an emotional appeal on Facebook urging the public to help track down the animal, adding that there would be a reward for any information. 

She was with a 23-year-old man when they were both assaulted before Coco was taken.

Police have since confirmed they are looking for a man who left the area in a blue Ford Fiesta.

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The suspect is described as approximately 25 to 26-years-old, 5ft4inches and of slim build.

He was wearing black clothing, possibly with a hooded top, and appeared to be scruffy.

Local enquiries are ongoing and police have found the blue Ford Fiesta reported in connection with the incident which was found to have cloned plates.

Detective Constable Joseph Keith of Greater Glasgow Police said: “Although the woman did not require any hospital treatment, this has been a very traumatic incident for her.

"She has been left very upset and worried for the safety of her dog, Coco.

“We are keen to trace the dog and the person responsible for this and I’d urge anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen anything or anyone with information about the dogs’ whereabouts to get in touch.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 4087 of October 6 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.