Police want to trace man who approached mother and child in Fishponds

September 09 2019
Police want to trace man who approached mother and child in Fishponds

POLICE are trying to trace a man who approached a woman and child in Fishponds Road, arousing suspicion.

Avon and Somerset police say the man, who was white, in his 50s and had grey hair and a beard, was wearing jeans and a checked shirt over a navy blue t-shirt at the time of the incident, on Friday of last week at 2.15pm.

The force has not confirmed reports that the man had been watching the mother and child for several minutes and, after being challenged, left with a woman pushing an empty pram.

A spokesman said: "We’ve received a report a man approached a woman and her young child on Fishponds Road.

"The man spoke to the woman and asked how old her child was before walking away.

"The incident caused the woman concern and we’d like to speak to the man to fully understand the interaction."

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote log number 352 of September 8.