Police appeal for information following report of suspicious person in Drakies, Inverness


Issued by Police Scotland

On Tuesday 09 December 2014, Police Scotland received a report from Drakies Primary School that a parent had been in touch with the school to report an incident where an unknown man had approached their child on a path between Drummossie Avenue and MacKenzie Park Gardens. The child responded in the correct manner and subsequently walked away. The man did not make any further effort to speak to the child and walked away in the direction of Drummossie Avenue.

Police officers have been to speak to the family of the child, who provided a comprehensive description of the man. He was described as white, 30-40 years-old, approximately 5ft 6in and  facial stubble. He was wearing a black beanie hat; which was down over his eyebrows, a grey round neck t-shirt, a brown zipped jacket and blue jeans. The man was also described as speaking with a strong Scottish accent.

Drakies Primary School is holding assemblies with pupils and a letter with information and support has been issued to parents regarding the matter. A Police Scotland Community Beats Officer will also be visiting the school to provide further suitable advice.

Police Scotland would seek to reassure the public that extensive enquiries have been carried out into the matter and these remain ongoing at this time.

To date, there are no further reports of the man approaching any other pupils of Drakies Primary School or other children in the immediate vicinity.

Police would like to speak to the man and would also appeal to anyone who may have any information which can help identify him, to contact the Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where the information can be given anonymously.

11 Dec 2014
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