KEEP OUT: Dangers of derelict Angus buildings

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Police Scotland would like to take this​​​ opportunity to remind the public that buildings and properties that have fallen into disrepair, whether large or small, are not safe environments to be in.

This follows on after a number of people have been traced and warned after being within the former Sunnyside Hospital in Montrose recently.

The derelict mansion ‘The Elms’ in Arbroath also caused concern in the past, as an attraction for unwanted exploration by young people.

A police spokesperson said: “Whether it’s adults or children who wrongly think such buildings serve as a playground or place to explore, or the less well intentioned looking to steal property, the message is the same - Keep Out.

“Derelict buildings can be and often are very unsafe and pose a genuine danger to anyone who ventures in. Police officers are aware of this issue and will continue to give the area their attention.”