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Two teenage girls followed by 'suspicious' man on street

The girls raised the alarm after they were followed in Hopeman, Moray, on Tuesday night.

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Police have launched an appeal after two teenage girls were followed by a man in Moray.

The girls raised the alarm after they were followed by a male acting suspiciously as they walked from Mid Street to Harbour Street in Hopeman at 7.30pm on Tuesday.

Officers are now carrying out an investigation including CCTV work and house-to-house visits to establish the exact nature of the incident.

Inspector Graeme Allan said: "At this stage I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time in question and saw a man acting unusually to please get in touch as soon as possible while our enquiries continue.

"Work has been ongoing to speak to people in the local area and alert them to what happened however if you are not local to Hopeman but were there that night and saw anything, get in touch.

"Likewise I would encourage this man to contact us if he sees this appeal and recognises himself as the person in question.

"He is described as being in his late teens to early twenties, of an average height and build and was wearing a dark beanie style hat, a black or grey jacket or hoody with a white or grey T-shirt underneath and black jogging bottoms."

Inspector Allan added: "Let me stress that there was no verbal or physical contact, however, the girls were concerned by what happened and did the right thing and told someone they trusted as soon as possible."

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