Police investigate claims of child rape in Arbroath

7 February 2018, 16:19

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Police are investigating a report of a serious sexual assault against a child.

The attack is alleged to have taken place in Abroath, Angus.

A force spokeswoman said: "Police Scotland can confirm that it has received a report of serious sexual assault in Arbroath.

"As this is an ongoing investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further on the inquiry.

"Police Scotland is committed to protecting children and to thoroughly investigating all reports of sexual assault.

"Our investigations are always victim focused and victim led.

"Our specially trained, dedicated officers work closely with a range of partners to ensure the right support is available where and when it is needed."

Angus Council said it would not comment as the investigation was ongoing.