News in brief

Witness appeal

POLICE in Monifieth are keen to trace the driver of a silver-coloured car that was seen in the area of Grange Road and The Fairway sometime between 3.30 and 4.30 p.m. on Thursday.

At the time, a teenage girl had been walking in the area and became concerned by the driver’s behaviour. No conversation took place and although the girl was alarmed by his conduct, she was unharmed.

The car is described as having tinted windows and being similar in size and style to a Ford Mondeo. The man driving the car is described as having little or no hair.

Tayside Police would advise that if children or youths are approached by someone they do not know, they should not engage them in conversation. In addition, if a stranger’s actions give them cause for concern, Tayside Police can be contacted on 0300 111 2222, or they can speak to any officer.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the driver or who have any information to assist police with their enquiries should contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222.

Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Piping contest

SEVERAL local pipers took home prizes from the 29th annual Strathmore Open Junior Piping Competition which was held at Websters High School, Kirriemuir on Saturday.

The trophies were presented by Major Ronnie Proctor with Jordan Ednie of Monifieth, placed third in the Rev. Randal McAlistair Shield for novice piping under 13 years.

Meanwhile Timothy Ness, also Monifieth got two third place finishes, one for 6/8 march under 18 years and in the jig 15 to 18 years.