A 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the city centre while walking from the cinema with her friend on Wednesday evening. 

Around 10.30pm on February 12, the two girls were approached by a man on Renfrew Street, near its junction with Cambridge Street. 

The man touched one of the girls "inappropriately" over her clothing before running off into Cambridge Street. 

They had seen the man follow them from a Renfrew Street cinema and along Sauchiehall Street before the incident. 

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He was last seen heading towards Cowcaddens Road. 

Police have launched an appeal to find the suspect. 

He is described as black, aged between 18 and 25 and of slim build with short black hair. 

At the time, he was wearing a black hooded jacket, beige jogging trousers and white trainers.

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Detective Constable Chris Smith, of Glasgow City Centre Police Office, said:  “Officers have been carrying out enquiries into this incident and studying a wide range of CCTV footage to gather more information on the man responsible.  

“The girls have reported that they had seen the suspect following them from a cinema on Renfrew Street and along Sauchiehall Street shortly before the incident.

“We are working to trace him as soon as possible and are urging anyone who saw a man matching his description acting suspiciously, or who can assist our investigation, to contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 4067 of 12 February.

"Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”