Police seek help from St Andrews students following major operation

Police have appealed for help from St Andrews students.
Police have appealed for help from St Andrews students.

Students at the University of St Andrews are being asked for their help following the major police incident in the town on Tuesday afternoon.

Six men, aged between 16 and 55, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to rob following an intelligence-led operation carried out by the Organised Crime & Counter Terrorism Unit.

Armed officers were seen in the town by some students, while many others witnessed a police helicopter circling over the town.

Now the university has been asked to distribute an appeal for help from Police Scotland in connection with the incident in Kennedy Gardens near University Hall.

The appeal, emailed to students by the university, says: “Police Scotland are dealing with an incident that occurred in the Kennedy Gardens area of St Andrews on 03/03/15.

“Officers have carried out a search of the area, however believe that some items of clothing, particularly black ‘Rover dry’ trousers and tops remain unaccounted for.

“If anyone has found items matching this description or knows of their location we would ask them to contact the police on 101 or attend at St Andrews police station.”