A 14-YEAR-OLD girl was allegedly assaulted and the victim of an attempted robbery in a lane - three nights before Christmas.

The incident reportedly took place on the evening of December 22, at the lane between Robslee Drive and Burnfield Road in Giffnock. 

A man, aged 20, has since been arrested and charged.

He will appear in court. 

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East Renfrewshire Police said: "On the evening of December 22 a 14-year-old girl was the victim of an assault with intent to rob on a lane between Robslee Drive and Burnfield Road.

"Following enquiry a 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged.

"He is expected to appear at court in due course."