Six people charged over spate of anti-social offences

Police launched an investigation following numerous reports from members of the public, retail and hotel staff in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen: Six young men have been charged. Police Scotland
Aberdeen: Six young men have been charged.

Six people have been charged following a spate of “violent and anti-social behaviour” in Aberdeen city centre.

Police launched an investigation following numerous reports from members of the public, retail and hotel staff that spanned between August 2019 and February this year.

On Friday, Police Scotland’s city centre problem solving team announced it had charged six males in connection with offences including thefts, assaults, vandalisms, possession of an offensive weapon, and threatening and abusive behaviour.

Two 16-year-olds, a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal. 

A 13 and 15-year-old will be reported to the Children’s Reporter.

Following numerous reports from members of the public, retail and hotel staff of violent and anti-social behaviour in…

Posted by North East Police Division on Friday, 20 March 2020

Sergeant Andy Sawers said: “Unprovoked incidents against members of the public and retail staff carrying out their job are not acceptable and any person found to be carrying out these types of crimes will be caught. 

“This particular investigation took a lot of work to piece together witness statements and CCTV evidence and I am delighted that my team were able to trace the people responsible for a string of offences within the city.”

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