Police searching for man who 'acted suspiciously' towards teen at school

Police officers were called to the grounds of a high school in the Jennie Rennie’s Road area on Wednesday afternoon.

Police searching for man who ‘acted suspiciously’ towards teen at school in Dunfermline © Google Maps 2024

Police have launched a search for a man who “acted suspiciously” towards a teenager on the grounds of a school in Dunfermline.

Officers were called to the grounds of a high school in the Jennie Rennie’s Road area at around 4pm on Wednesday.

It is understood that the 17-year-old, who is not a pupil at the school, was at the astroturf football park when he was approached by a man who acted inappropriately towards him.

The man then left the area and police were contacted.

He is described as between 20 and 30 years old, of Asian appearance, 5ft6 and with short black hair and was wearing brown/beige sliders, black joggers with white markings on the legs, a black jacket with a white t-shirt underneath and a black baseball cap.

Detective constable Douglas Potter said: “This was a distressing experience for the victim and enquiries are ongoing to identify the man involved.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area and may have noticed a man matching the suspect’s description, or anything at all suspicious, to please get in touch.

“We would also ask any members of the public with private CCTV or dash-cam footage to check in case they have captured the man involved, or anything else which could be significant.

“Incidents of this nature can understandably cause concern in the local community and we are working closely alongside our colleagues in Education and will have additional patrols in the area to provide reassurance.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2966 of Wednesday, 5 June, 2024. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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