A man has been arrested after allegedly making 'inappropriate sexual remarks' to a school girl outside a supermarket.

Police in South Lanarkshire received a call about the incident during Response Policing Week - which took place from June 24 until June 30.

Following that, the force says cops managed to track down the suspect's vehicle, where he was also allegedly in possession of a knife.

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Afterwards, officers then worked to create a 'package of evidence' as they carried out 'an extensive CCTV trawl to get sufficient evidence for a number of charges'.

Police say the 'comprehensive and persistent' investigation by the response officers led to the man being arrested and charged.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council Response Policing Week of Action took place between June 24 and June 30, as UK police forces celebrated and highlighted the work of response officers.

Response officers work with bravery, compassion and resilience across countless scenarios to serve the public and are on shift 24/7, 365 days a year.

They can be the first contact the public has with their police service - often in moments of crisis.

Last month, Police Scotland's Deputy Chief Constable Jane Connors met with response teams across the country to discuss the amazing work they do and to hear first-hand about their vital contribution to policing.

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DCC Connors, executive lead for Local Policing, said: “The response policing week of action gives everyone an opportunity to reflect and highlight the amazing and challenging work our response police officers do every day.

“Their frontline role of responding to emergency calls whenever the public need us – often in a time of crisis and ongoing danger – takes courage and professionalism.

"It is one of the most challenging and relentless roles in policing and it is right that we take time to recognise them.

“The Chief Constable has been clear that we must focus on strengthening and modernising our frontline so our people are best equipped to prevent crime and target those who blight our communities.

“I would like to thank all of our response officers for their continued professionalism, bravery and dedication to their duties.”