Investigation underway after sexual assault near halls

The assault was close to John Forty’s and Union Street halls


A 21-year-old woman was sexually assaulted just before midnight on Tuesday night. The assault took place in the Laurenceroft area.

The location of the assault is very close to university halls John Forty’s and Union Street halls and on a route regularly used by Stirling students making their way to the city centre for a night out.

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The incident took place close to John Forty’s and Union Street

A major investigation has been launched after a man was detained and charged in connection with the attack and also two other assaults on two 21-year-old men.

Police were called to Cornton at around 11.55pm on Tuesday night after concerned was raised for the wellbeing of a woman.

The attack is understood by police to have taken place between 11.20pm and 11.50pm.

Politics student Lorna said, “after hearing about this I would think twice about walking home from a night out, especially as those tunnels under the roundabout at Union Street are very dark and dodgy. I think I’ll just spend the extra 8 pound next time and get a taxi.”