Police investigate "suspicious incident" after man approaches youngster near Northampton park

Officers keen to identify dog-walker seen in area at the time

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 10:39 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 10:40 am
The boy was approached near Middle Hedge play park in Grange Park

Police are investigating a "suspicious incident" after a man approached a young boy near a Northampton play park.

Officers say the unknown male briefly took hold of the boy's bike handlebars before walking off towards Ploughmans Way, Grange Park.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "The incident happened at around 6.15pm on April 26 when a man approached the child in Wake Way, close to Middle Hedge play park.

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"Officers are keen to identify a man seen in the area at the time, who is described as having long blonde hair, wearing all black clothing and walking a black dog."

Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 using incident number 21000231062.

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