A councillor has been arrested and charged over alleged child sexual abuse offences.
Michael Green, a Scottish Conservative councillor for the Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch ward on Fife council, has been charged with two offences: one in 2006 and another in 2011.
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 y 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 spokesperson for the Scottish Conservatives said: “Councillor Mick Green was suspended when we became aware of a police investigation that resulted in charges being made.”