Police warning after 10-year-old girl approached by man in Leyburn

Police have urged parents to be aware of their children’s movements after a girl was approached by a man in Leyburn.

The incident happened at 7pm on Monday.

A 10-year-old girl was approached by a suspicious male on the walkway between the Maythorne and Dale Grove estates, off Wensleydale Avenue.

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He is described as tall, slightly tubby and was wearing a grey hoodie.

The girl ran off unharmed.

North Yorkshire Police said in a statement: “Please be aware of the movements and safety of your children while police are investigating this incident.”

Warning letters about the incident have been sent to parents of pupils at The Wensleydale School and Leyburn Primary School.

Anyone with information relating to this incident should contact the police on 101 quoting reference 12170047296.