Tayside and Central Scotland

Falkirk man charged over abduction attempt

A man has appeared in court charged with attempting to abduct two young girls from a play park.

John Bermingham is also accused of assault causing injury and breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

The incident is alleged to have happened in Glenburn Road, Hallglen, Falkirk, on Friday.

Mr Bermingham, who is 50 and from Falkirk, made no plea or declaration at the petition hearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court.

Procurator fiscal depute Michael Maguire opposed bail and Sheriff Derek Livingston committed Mr Bermingham for further examination and remanded him in custody.

A spokesman for the Crown Office said it was anticipated Mr Bermingham would appear in court again within eight days.

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