Boy, 14, charged after seven-year-old girl sexually assaulted

A teenage boy has been charged after a seven-year-old girl was sexually assaulted near a playpark in Tayside.

The attack happened on Saturday between 5pm and 6.30pm near to the Castle Green Playpark in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee.

Police arrested a 14-year-old boy on Tuesday and he has now been charged.

Officers said a joint report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal and Children’s Reporter.

Detective Inspector Gail Hill, from Tayside criminal investigation department, is asking anyone who was in the area on Saturday to come forward.

She said: “This was a distressing incident for the child involved and her family.

“We are thoroughly investigating to establish the full circumstances.

“The public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area.

“If you were at or near the playpark on Saturday afternoon and took any family photos or videos, these could prove a great help to our enquiries.

“Otherwise, if you believe you have any information, please come forward.”

People with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 2958 of July 10.