Sheffield police investigating "suspicious incident" say man tried to get schoolboy to follow him

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Police investigating a suspicious incident in Sheffield have released an e-fit image of a man they want to identify.

It was reported that an 11-year-old boy was approached by an unknown man as he walk home from school in the Beighton area of the city on Friday, March 10.

The man is understood to have asked the boy to follow him, but the youngster ran away instead.

The incident took place in Drakehouse Lane at around 4.40pm.

It is unclear where the man went after the incident, but police believe there may have been witnesses and are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

Inspector Jason Booth, of the Sheffield South East local policing team, said: “I understand incidents of this nature can be incredibly concerning and we are working hard to identify the man in the e-fit image.

“The boy involved was not injured but understandably he and his family are distressed by this matter so it’s important we hear from anyone who may know who this man is or who can help us gather more information about the circumstances of this incident.”

Please call 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk, quoting incident number 781 of 10 March 2017.