Man sentenced following sexual assault - Buchanan Street Subway
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A man has been sentenced after sexual assaulting a woman at Buchanan Street Subway, following a British Transport Police investigation.
Alistair McMillan, 38, of Priorscroft in Torphichen, was sentenced at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday (8 July), for section three, Sexual Offences (Scotland) 2009 and section 7 Sexual Offences (Scotland) 2009 for communicating indecently.
He was given a community payback order for a year and ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation.
McMillan approached the female on the stairs of Buchanan Street Subway station sexually assaulted her, while making indecent sexual comments towards her on 10 August 2021.
The victim reported it to BTP who then launched a full investigation.
BTP Detective Constable Andrew Shields said: “Sexual offending will absolutely not be tolerated on the rail network. Everyone has the right to travel and feel safe.
“We will always take reports of sexual offences seriously when they are reported to us. In this case following our media appeal, McMillan handed himself in to the police. We were then able to bring him before the courts.
“If you are ever a victim of a sexual offence or sexual harassment on the railway network, you can text us discreetly on 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40. In an emergency always call 999.”