Police are carrying out patrols in Thornbury after children were 'followed' by a man in a car.

The man drove slowly behind children in the Lavender close area, causing them to become concerned. He did not exit the car and nothing was said.

Reassurance patrols are being conducted by the neighbourhood policing team following the incident at 3.20pm on Tuesday (November 17).

The man is described as aged in his 30s or 40s, of medium build with a long beard. The car is described as dark in colour and old.

Anyone with information or who has concerns is encouraged to call the Thornbury beat team via 101.