A TWELVE-year-old schoolgirl has reported seeing a man commit a lewd act in a van in Wotton under Edge.

The incident happened on Ludgate Hill last Thursday (February 13) at 3.15pm, when the 12-year-old and her friend were on their way home from school.

Police are now trying to trace the driver of the van.

The girls have described the van as being white with black stripes running up over the bonnet and down the back.

The driver, a white man with black curly hair and aged between 25 and 35, spoke to the girls and when one looked through the window she witnessed the act.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw the van or has information which would help with their enquiries.

If anyone has information relating to the incident detailed they are asked to call police on 101 or visit: gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/