50-year-old woman charged amid claim she flashed breasts in children's playground

By Emylie Howie

A 50-year-old woman has been accused of flashing her breasts in a kids' playground.

It's claimed she pulled down her top in front of 20 children in Renfrew on Sunday and parents say the incident was caught on video by one of the youngsters.

Police were later called when a protest was held outside a house in the area, and officers later confirmed a woman had been charged for a breach of the peace offence, the Paisley Daily Express reports.

One mum involved with the Fighting Justice Group, who joined in the protest, said: "A woman is believed to have flashed her breasts at a group of children all aged between six and 12.

“Parents called the police as a young girl apparently recorded the woman doing this act.

“She felt intimidated by the woman and is now petrified of her following the incident she witnessed.

“Police didn’t attend until 11.30pm and obviously couldn’t speak with parents or children.”

She added: “Kids should be able to go to a play park without worrying about things like this happening.

“So there were protests last night where we believe a woman has been charged with breach of the peace.

“Breach of the peace isn’t good enough, if this alleged incident had been a male, he would have been arrested on the spot to appear at court the next day.

“Kids need to be safeguarded and protected against incidents and people like this.”

Police confirmed that a 50-year-old female has been reported to the procurator fiscal.

A police spokesman said: "Around 6.30pm on September 5, police received a report of an indecency in Birch Way, Renfrew.

"Following enquiries, a 50-year-old woman was charged in connection with the incident.

“Police were called between 6pm and 7.30pm on Monday regarding a protest in relation to the suspected actions of a female adult.

“The protest was peaceful and no arrests were made and the crowd dispersed after 90 minutes.

“As a result of enquiries made into an alleged flashing incident, a 50-year-old female was charged with a Section 38 statutory breach of the peace.

“A report will be prepared for the Procurator Fiscal.”

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