NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Police appeal over Kirkwall indecent assault

Police in Orkney are appealing for help over an indecent assault in Kirkwall.

An elderly man approached and touched a woman indecently in the town on Thursday 25 May.

Police appealed for information and said they wanted to trace a woman wearing a yellow jacket who was in the area at the time of the incident.

Det Con James Sutherland said such incidents were "extremely rare" and stressed that the force was treating it "very seriously".

"Although no-one was harmed in any way, it would have made the female involved feel extremely uncomfortable," he added.