An “urgent” women’s safety summit is being organised in Dundee after a rape in the city’s West End.
A 20-year-old was attacked on Brook Street early on Sunday morning.
It prompted concerns from people living in the area – which is popular with students – about going out alone or at night.
Now, West End councillor Nadia El-Nakla is looking for organisations including police, the council and Dundee University to discuss safety concerns “urgently”.
Ms El-Nakla told The Courier: “When I was elected in May, I pledged to be a voice for women in the West End.
“I have heard from women that female students are worried for their own safety in the area and I have received complaints from residents regarding poor lighting that contributes to these feelings.
“I want to ensure that all city partners are involved in making woman feel safe and that this never happens again.
“No woman should be scared to walk alone in our city, let alone anywhere.
“At times like these, it’s important to unite as a community and ensure Dundee is a safe haven for woman who live or visit here.”
‘I think more can and should be done’
A date for the summit is still to be confirmed.
But in the meantime, Ms El-Nakla says she will hold a drop-in surgery for anyone who wants to air their concerns at Dundee University on Monday November 28 at noon.
She added: “I think more can and should be done across the world to tackle male violence against woman.
“The aim of the women’s safety meeting will be to discuss with key partners what more we can do locally, in the West End, so women feel safer in their city and that together we reiterate that we have zero tolerance for violence against women.”
Police say the suspect in the rape is described as a man, aged about 20, who had brown hair with a fringe.
He was wearing a navy hooded top at the time.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland says inquiries are continuing.