Do you know this man? e-fit issued after stranger 'asked Sheffield schoolboy to follow him'

An e-fit has been issued after a schoolboy was reportedly approached by a stranger in Sheffield and asked to follow him.

Friday, 24th March 2017, 2:19 pm
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 10:44 am
Police want to identify this man after a schoolboy was approached by a stranger in Sheffield

The 11-year-old boy was walking home from school along Drake House Lane, in Beighton, when the alarming incident is alleged to have happened.

Police said the unknown man reportedly asked him to follow him but the boy ran off.

It is not known where the man went afterwards but police believe there may have been witnesses and have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

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South Yorkshire Police today issued this e-fit of a man they wish to identify following the incident, which happened on Friday, March 10, at around 4.40pm.

Inspector Jason Booth from 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."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email [email protected], quoting incident number 781 of March 10.