Man Charged Over 'Piggyback Requests' To Runners

7 September 2016, 10:15

A man has been charged in connection with several incidents where lone women were approached and asked for a piggyback while out running.

Police said the suspicious incidents involved a man claiming to be injured before asking the women to give him a piggyback, leaving them "extremely uncomfortable and alarmed''.

A 46-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incidents which took place in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Montrose in August and September.

Sergeant Andy Peerless said: "I would like to thank all those who responded to our appeal for assistance. The information provided to us from the public was vital.''

He said: "Inquiries into this investigation are still ongoing and I would ask anyone with information to contact Police on 101.''

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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