Dundee sex attack: Door-to-door inquiries continue as man, 22, released

Bennan Gardens

A man who was arrested in a sexual assault probe in Dundee has been released without charge.

The early-hours incident was reported to police on Wednesday in Broughty Ferry.

A woman was reportedly attacked in a grassy area between the cul-de-sacs of Bennan Gardens and Broadford Terrace.

A 22-year-old man was later detained by police.

However, the force confirmed today that he has been released without charge and that they were still investigating the crime.

Forensic investigators were spotted scouring through bins and bushes as part of the investigation.

Plain-clothed and uniformed police officers continued door-to-door inquiries with residents in the two streets, whose houses overlook the location.

The incident, which took place at around 4.30am on Wednesday, has prompted calls for more police patrols in the area.

One resident, who lives on Broadford Terrace overlooking the recreation ground,  and who did not wish to be named, said: “Police officers have been knocking on doors all morning, I think the whole street has been spoken to.

“I have no idea what happened, but police were round this morning and said there had been an incident at about 4.30am yesterday.”

A network of footpaths and walkways link streets such as Bennan Gardens, Broadford Terrace and Nursery Road.

Despite a flurry of activity on Wednesday, all cordons on the grass area have now been removed.

Local Lib Dem councillor Craig Duncan said it would “make
sense” for police to step up their presence.

He continued: “I would urge people to keep an eye out for their neighbours and report any suspicious activity.

“Broughty Ferry is a quiet neck of the woods and people live and work here because of it.

“I think it would be helpful, for both residents and the police, if their patrols in this particular part of the Ferry were stepped up, not just for reassurance, but for intelligence gathering too.”

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