POLICE have said that "no criminality" took place in Aberdeen city centre following claims three women were chased by men with knives.

A parent shared information about an incident on social media, stating it took place at 9pm on Monday, September 25 near the St Nicolas Shopping Centre on George Street.

Officers have since confirmed the incident was reported to them directly and no further action is to be taken following extensive inquiries.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Police received a report of young women being chased by men carrying knives in Aberdeen City Centre around 9pm on Monday September 25.

“Following extensive inquiries, it was established that no criminality had taken place, advice was provided to all concerned and no further police action taken.”

Concerns around anti-social behaviour in Aberdeen city centre growing

Aberdeen City Council independent member Jennifer Stewart said she has been calling for more police on patrol in the area.

She told P&J Highland Press: “The public tell me that they want police to be more visible – so that people can get back out on the high street.

“By that I mean Union Street and in Union Square. I answer to the public, and the public say they do not feel safe on Aberdeen’s streets in the city centre.”

Stewart shared she had raised the issue at the communities, housing and public protection committee.

She added: “I am in despair about Union Street.

“It is attracting the wrong sort of person. Union Street is like a cesspit at night.”