POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a five-year-old girl was approached by a man in Chandler’s Ford yesterday (October 1).

Officers were called to a reports of a suspicious incident whereby a man, not known to the child, reportedly drove alongside her and asked her to get into the car on Ashdown Road at around 6pm on Thursday.

No offences have taken place but the police want to speak to the man. He is described as being aged 35 to 45, white hair, wearing a black coat and was seen driving a black vehicle.

Officers are requesting CCTV or a video doorbell footage which may prove useful in our investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 44200381441. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police remind parents to remain vigilant at all times, especially those with young children, with the darker evening drawing in.