Police advice on ‘cold callers’

Police officers in Forfar are continuing to make enquiries into a distressing incident which took place in the town on Friday, May 24.

A man indecently exposed himself to an elderly woman in her home in the area of Archies Park, at 11 p.m.

The man knocked on the woman’s door claiming to be unwell and asked to use her toilet; she allowed him into her home and he used the bathroom. A few minutes later, he reappeared and before leaving indecently exposed himself to the female causing her alarm, distress and upset. He ran from the property after being shouted at by the householder.

The male is described as being 17 years old, 5 foot 10, slim build; he had a local accent, dark hair which was quite long for a male, clean shaven, and was wearing grey/black clothes which could not be described much further.

In appealing for information to assist enquiries, Police Scotland would also warn local residents of ‘cold callers’ and advise that you always ask for identification and do not allow unknown persons into your home unless you are happy who they are and why they want in your home.

A Police spokesperson said: “Lone and vulnerable females should be particularly vigilant and we ask residents to report any suspicious activity to the Police. Patrols have been increased in the area to provide assurance to the local community. Anyone who has any information that could lead to identifying the male responsible should contact Police Scotland on 101 or information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.