Fife councillor arrested and charged over allegations of child sexual offences

A Fife councillor has been arrested and charged with alleged child sex offences.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 9:14 pm
Updated Friday, 28th May 2021, 9:52 pm

Conservative Cllr Mick Green is facing allegations over two separate incidents against children in 2006 and 2011 in the Glenrothes and Leslie areas, according to police.

Elected in 2017, the 70-year-old represents the Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch ward on Fife Council.

The Conservative Party confirmed Mr Green has since been suspended from the party following news of his arrest.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Fife councillor Mick Green has been arrested and charged with two separate incidents of non-recent sexual offences against children that took place in 2006 and 2011 in the Glenrothes and Leslie areas.

A spokesman said: “Councillor Mick Green was suspended when we became aware of a police investigation that resulted in charges being made.”

A police spokesman said: “A 70-year-old man has been arrested and charged with two separate incidents of non-recent sexual offences against children that took place in 2006 and 2011 in the Glenrothes and Leslie areas.

“He has been released on an undertaking to appear at court at a later date.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.