Officers in Stroud are urging vigilance and appealing for information following a suspicious incident in King's Stanley yesterday, Thursday, October 11.

An 11-year-old girl was approached by a man walking a dog near the Co-op parking area on Bath Road at around 7.45am.

He offered her some sweets and asked her if she would like to get into his car and pat his dog.

Fortunately, the girl refused before getting on a bus.

The man is described as white, in his late 60s or early 70s, with short grey hair, tall, of average build with chubby cheeks and a large stomach.

He was wearing a checked jumper, denim jeans and possibly a black coat.

The dog was medium sized, black but with a ginger stomach and face and possibly wearing a muzzle.

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Anyone with information about this incident should call the police on 101 and quote incident 110 of October 11.