Appeal for information after man approaches youngster - Aberdeen

Published 30 March 2018

Police Scotland is appealing for information to help establish the exact circumstances of an incident whereby a man approached a young child in the Aberdeen area.

Officers received a report of a man in his 30s approaching the youngster who was playing outside a property in the Beach Boulevard area near Brunswick Stores at around 3.10pm on Wednesday March 28, 2018. 

DC Emma Low said: "I must stress that the youngster involved was not hurt or affected in anyway, but his mother felt it was the right thing to do to contact Police to make us aware as she didn’t know for sure what this man's intentions were.

"We have been carrying out extensive enquiries since to establish exactly what happened and I would ask anyone who was in the area around the time in question and thinks they have information which could help to please get in touch. In particular if you saw a white man described as being between 30-35-years-old with light-coloured hair, around 5ft 9, and of a larger build. He had a local accent and was wearing an orange hoodie, grey tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and was carrying a blue plastic bag.

"I would also ask that if you recognise yourself to be this man, please make contact with us as soon as possible so we can speak to you.

"Anyone with information should contact Police on 101 quoting ref. no. 2132 of March 28 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would like to help but would prefer to remain anonymous."


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