Tory councillor charged with sex offences against children

Fife councillor Michael Green has been charged with two separate offences against children.

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Arrested: 70-year-old councillor charged.

A councillor for the Scottish Conservatives has been arrested over alleged sex offences against children.

Michael Green, who represents the Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch ward in Fife Council, has been charged with two separate offences dating back to 2006 and 2011 respectively.

The 70-year-old will now appear at court in connection with the incidents.

A Police Scotland spokesperson 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.”

Green, who was previously a member of the Royal Artillery, has been suspended by the Scottish Conservatives until the outcome of the case.

He was elected as councillor in 2017.

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