POLICE are appealing for information after reports of a man acting inappropriately towards a teenage boy near Dunfermline High School.

Officers were called after the incident involving a 17-year-old male in the grounds of the school, off Jennie Rennie's Road, which happened around 4pm yesterday (Wednesday).

The male, who is not a pupil at the school, was at the astroturf football pitch when he was approached by the man who acted inappropriately towards him.

He then left the area and police were contacted.

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The suspect is described as between 20 and 30 years old, of Asian appearance, five feet six inches and with short black hair.

He was wearing brown/beige sliders, black joggers with white markings on the legs, a black jacket with a white t-shirt underneath and a black baseball cap.

Detective Constable Douglas Potter said: “This was a distressing experience for the victim and enquiries are ongoing to identify the man involved.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area and may have noticed a man matching the suspect’s description, or anything at all suspicious, to please get in touch.

“We would also ask any members of the public with private CCTV or dash-cam footage to check in case they have captured the man involved, or anything else which could be significant.

“Incidents of this nature can understandably cause concern in the local community and we are working closely alongside our colleagues in Education and will have additional patrols in the area to provide reassurance.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2966 of Wednesday, 5 June, 2024. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”