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Police in Dundee to take no further action in connection with Menzieshill incident

Police in Dundee have said they will not be taking any further action in relation to an incident in which it was claimed a teenage girl was sexually assaulted.

It follows reports of an attack on a 14-year-old in the Menzieshill area on Thursday 25 April.

The force said it had carried out a thorough investigation.

Officers said they were no longer seeking to speak to anyone in connection with the incident.

Police had spoken to a number of people in the area, carried out door-to-door and CCTV inquiries and embarked on a full forensic examination.

'Meticulous enquiry'

Ch Insp Shaun McKillop said: ''As well as establishing the full circumstances of any complaint, Police Scotland and its partners also have a duty of care towards the community it serves and the more vulnerable members of the community in particular. That is our priority now.

''We hope that the people of Dundee are reassured that, following a meticulous enquiry, there is no requirement for any further action from the police.

"We have maintained an increase visible presence in the Menzieshill area since Thursday and this will continue for the time being."

He added: ''We fully appreciate the anxiety that publicity around serious complaints of this type can create and I hope that residents will take the opportunity to speak with our officers and let them know about any concerns they have.''

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