Police are hunting a man who spoke to a young girl before defecating “in front of her” in an Aberdeen garden.
Officers say it happened in a green space near the Butchart Centre in Old Aberdeen at around 11.30am yesterday morning.
The five-year-old girl who witnessed the incident was left “clearly upset” while other residents were also “distressed” by what had happened.
The man responsible is described as white, slim and of average height. He was wearing a long black jacket with a hood and grey trousers.
Detective Sergeant Lesley Clark, who is based at Bucksburn, said: “This incident was clearly upsetting for the child and distressing to the residents of the communal gardens.
“We are keen to establish the full circumstances and are appealing to anyone who might have been in the area around 11.30am on Sunday who noticed anything unusual or has any information about this.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police 101 quoting incident number 1627 of May 17.