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May's Community Safety Report for Forres is an account of antisocial behaviour, violence and disorder, theft and a sexual assault


By Ali Morrison

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Forres Police Inspector Andrew Meikleham at the station on Victoria Road.
Forres Police Inspector Andrew Meikleham at the station on Victoria Road.

THE most recent Community Safety Report for Forres includes a sexual assault committed in May.

The shocking crime is listed in a brief account of antisocial behaviour, violence and disorder – also mentioned are acquisitive crime, and road safety incidents.

The report reads: “Police have received a report of a sexual assault which took place at a commercial property in Forres. Extensive inquiries are ongoing to identify the suspect described.”

The Gazette has asked the authorities for an update.

A spokesperson replied: “We received a report of a sexual assault on a female at business premises on High Street on Sunday, May 22. Inquiries are ongoing.”

Three incidents of a domestic nature were dealt with by police and three offenders have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inquiries are also ongoing in relation to two individuals being concerned in the supply of illicit drugs.

There were two incidents of housebreaking with intent to steal reported in the Forres area. Inquiries are ongoing to identify a suspect.

Two drivers have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for travelling in excess of 80mph in a 60mph area.

Police inspector , Andrew Meikleham, confirmed concerns continue to be raised regarding youth annoyance in Forres.

He said: “They tend to concentrate during weekend evenings. Investigation and engagement has identified that youths are being supplied with alcohol by their parents. Officers will now be engaging to actively discourage/prevent this. High visibility and plain clothes patrols continue to target these issues.”

PC Michelle MacDonald visited local schools to talk about cybercrime and internet safety.
PC Michelle MacDonald visited local schools to talk about cybercrime and internet safety.

During May, PC Michelle MacDonald visited Forres Academy to deliver knife crime inputs to pupils. She also visited Logie, Kinloss, Alves, Dyke and Dallas Primary Schools to deliver inputs on cybercrime and internet safety.

Insp Meikleham finished: “Contact ForresCPT@scotland.police.uk or www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision if there are any issues you wish to discuss.”





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