UPDATE: Police renew appeal after man approaches nine-year-old girl in Walsham-le-Willows

Police news.
Police news.

Police are renewing their appeal for information after a man approached a nine-year-old girl and took hold of her arm in Walsham-le-Willows.

The girl reported that she had been outside a home, in Willow Close, at about 8.30pm to 9pm on Saturday, January 2 during the incident.

The man briefly spoke to her and she ran home.

The man is described as older, with a beard and was wearing a long coat and boots.

Police are asking him, or possible witnesses, to come forward as it is possible there may have been an innocent explanation for what happened.

Police have taken a second similar report of a man acting suspiciously in the area and are continuing work to locate him.

Officers have already spoken to one man who was named via social media, who has now been ruled out as the person seen.

Call Mid Suffolk North Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting reference 10412/16.