Teenager charged amid probe into cemetery indecencies

Police appealed for the public’s help following two complaints at Eastern Cemetery in Arbroath on Tuesday, September 15.

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Eastern Cemetery: Police have been investigating a number of complaints.

A teenager has been charged amid an investigation into a series of indecent incidents within a cemetery.

Police appealed for the public’s help following two complaints at Eastern Cemetery in Arbroath, Angus, on Tuesday, September 15.

At around 6.20pm, a man approached two 11-year-old girls and after speaking to them briefly, urinated in front of them.

Then shortly before midnight a female dog walker spotted a man exposing himself, which was said to have caused her “considerable alarm”.

Police said they had received a number of other reports of similar incidents within the cemetery going as far back as August.

On Friday, police confirmed the investigation into the September 15 incidents is ongoing, however a teenager has been charged in connection with two other complaints linked to the cemetery.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 16-year-old male has been arrested and charged in connection with a public indecency and an indecent assault in the area of Eastern Cemetery, Arbroath, in the past ten days. 

“He has been released from custody on an undertaking to appear at Forfar Sheriff Court at a later date. 

“Enquiries are continuing regarding a number of similar incidents.”