Feb 092012

EDIT: Arrest (10-02-12)

The Police have just let us know that a 14 year old boy has been arrested in connection with three alleged public indecencies that were reported to have taken place in Dunbar between December 2011 and February 2012. A report will be sent to the Children’s Reporter.

Lothian and Borders Police have asked us to make our listeners aware of the following incident:

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for information following an indecent exposure in East Lothian.

The incident happened around 7.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 8th February) in Dunbar.

A female witness was walking along Letham Gardens in the town when a young man cycled past her on a bike and was lost to sight.

She then continued onto Parsonspool where she spotted the same man standing against a tree engaging in an indecent act.

The suspect had a short conversation with the witness before he walked away into Letham Gardens.

Detectives believe this is linked to previous public indecencies in the Winterfield Park and Winterfield Place area of Dunbar and are eager to hear from anyone who can help trace the man responsible.

The suspect is described as being a white male, between 13 and 17 years old, and between 5 ft 4 ins and 5ft 7ins tall with a slim build and short dark hair.

In the most recent incident he was using a distinctive light coloured bicycle, possibly a BMX, and there is a similarly described bike in another reported crime.

A police spokesman said: “We believe this male has previously been responsible for other indecent exposures in East Lothian recently and are carrying out a robust investigation to identify him.

“Anyone who can assist with our enquiries is asked to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, we would also urge anyone who was in or around Letham Gardens or Parsonspool yesterday evening and who believes they saw anything suspicious to come forward.”

Anyone with any information can contact: