Man tried to lure children from Aberdeen playpark to his home with the promise of money and ice cream

A dad who attempted to lure two young girls from an Aberdeen park with the promise of ice cream and money has been placed on the sex offenders’ register.

Biju Mathew preyed on the primary school pupils as they played next to his sons on a climbing frame near the city’s Waulkmill Crescent.

And last night, a relative of the girls – who are just nine and eight – revealed they were still haunted by the incident, and are now too scared to play outside on their own.

Mathew approached the girls as they were hanging from the play equipment and made explicit and sexual comments towards them before repeatedly asking for a kiss.