Police issue CCTV appeal after man approached children

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a man approached children in the Dalneigh area of Inverness.

Police issue CCTV appeal after man approached children in Dalneigh, Inverness iStock

Police are appealing for information after children were approached by a man in Inverness.

The incident occurred in the Dalneigh area on Monday in the late afternoon.

The man is described as being between 20-40 years of age, slim build, and was wearing dark trousers and a black jacket.

He was last seen on a footpath near the Dalneigh playing field.

Police are now appealing to the public for anyone with any information or CCTV footage to come forward.

Detective inspector Caroline Mackay from the Public Protection Unit said: “We understand incidents like this are concerning to the local community and officers are working to trace the man involved.

“I would ask anyone who may have seen this man on Monday afternoon or anyone with relevant dash-cam, CCTV or doorbell camera footage to get in touch.

“Additional patrols are ongoing in the area to offer reassurance to the local community. Anyone with concerns can approach these officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 2176 of April 18, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.