Police are hunting for a man accused of exposing himself to members of the public including children in a busy Dundee street.
Kyle Grewar, of Beedell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, who allegedly walked about Strathmartine Road naked, failed to appear for an appearance at Dundee Sheriff Court on Friday.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The 26-year-old faces one charge at Dundee Sheriff Court which allegedly happened on November 10 last year at Strathmartine Road.
The charges state he committed an offence of public indecency by walking around the public street whilst naked in full view of members of the public, including school children.
He also faces an alternative charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by brandishing a wooden pole, shouting, swearing, walking around the street whilst naked in full of view of members of the public, including school children, and repeatedly banging on the floor of a first floor flat causing roof tiles in the premises of Hair Yoo to become dislodged.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 26-year-old man was charged in connection with an incident in Strathmartine Road, Dundee, on November 10. A report was submitted to the procurator fiscal.”
Grewar has not yet made any plea or declaration and failed to appear at Dundee Sheriff Court, with a warrant issued for his arrest.
A recent report by Chief Superintendent Eddie Smith revealed that crimes of indecency have rocketed in Dundee.
New statistics have shown that 298 incidents of indecency took place in the city between April and September last year, compared to just 181 in the same period the previous year.
Police have caught more than 80% of those who engaged in crimes of indecency, an increase of around 6% on the same period during 2013.
Following conviction, punishment for crimes of indecency can range from a community-based disposal or fine to a jail sentence.
Such offences are not covered by the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 unless they have a sexual element.