A PERVERTED duo sexually harassed a teenage girl before pouncing on her in a sickening daylight assault. 

The 15-year-old had been walking along Eastfield Road in Cumbernauld on Saturday at 3.30pm before the pair made inappropriate sexual comments towards her. 

The men - both aged around 17 - then went on to grab the victim inappropriately from behind before making off towards Tesco. 

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The horrifying ordeal, which happened close to the Islamic Education Centre, has left the victim upset. 

Detectives have launched an appeal to the public in a bid to trace the culprits. 

The first boy is described as around 5ft 11in, with blonde/brown hair and was wearing a grey hoodie at the time of the incident.

The second boy is described as around 5ft 7in and was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up.

Detective Constable Emma MacFarlane, of Coatbridge CID, said: "This was an upsetting incident for the 15-year-old girl who should have been able to walk along the road without being subjected to that.

"We're appealing for anyone who witnessed this, or has any relevant information, to contact us."

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 1499 of 17 October.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111