September 2018

Pervert jailed abroad for molesting kids in Bulgaria moves back to Scotland just YARDS away from Primary school

Philip Robertson is living yards away from a primary school

A pervert jailed on holiday for molesting girls in hotel lifts is back in Scotland — and living yards from a primary school.

Philip Robertson, 59, slipped back into the country after serving eight months in Bulgaria for groping and kissing kids aged 10 and 12.

Neighbours in Bucksburn, Aberdeen, told last night of their horror after the predator — who also flashed at children in the city’s parks — moved back to his pad near Brimmond Primary.

One angry mum said: “We’ve gone to the council and police but there is nothing we can do.

“If he was a council tenant he’d be gone but it’s his place so we’re stuck with this horrible paedo living beside us.”

Another local parent added: “My kids know never to go near him and to run and get help if he tries to talk to them.

“I watch them like a hawk but I’m worried something might happen.”

Cops applied to get Robertson put on the sex offenders register on learning he was back in Scotland after we told of the 2017 lift attacks in Sunny Beach.

He dodged two civil hearings but the order was approved and he now must tell officers if he flits or changes his name.

Child protection expert Claude Knights urged authorities to “reassure” parents over the “unsuitable situation”. Councillor Avril MacKenzie said: “The police are good and the school is secure.

“However, I realise this will always be a worry.”

Police said “all reasonable steps” were taken to protect the public from sex offenders.

Robertson refused to comment.

The creep dodged prison in 2010 for exposing himself to three girls of nine in Aberdeen, asking: “Did your teachers show you one of these at school?”.

February 2010

Probation for school indecent exposures

A man who admitted indecently exposing himself to young girls in the Aberdeenshire area has been given probation and community service.

Philip Robertson, 51, targeted girls as young as nine during a spate of incidents at schools.

Robertson admitted committing crimes in the Aberdeen and Ellon areas when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

He was placed on probation for three years and was ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service.

Robertson was also put on the sex offenders register.

A police inquiry had been launched after the incidents in 2008 and 2009, and parents and teachers were warned to be vigilant.

Robertson was eventually caught and the first offender lost his job and wife as a result.

Det Con Christine Monaghan said: “This was a shameful and inexcusable series of acts, carried out at random, against young girls of primary and secondary school age.

“Philip Robertson has caused distress across the community and in particular to his young victims. I would like to thank everyone who came forward with information.”