POLICE are appealing for witnesses after three girls were approached by a man in South Gloucestershire.

The man spoke to the girls as they left the park on Emerson Way, Emersons Green on Sunday between 4.15pm and 4.30pm before walking away.

The man is described as Asian, aged in his mid-20s and wore a dark hooded jacket with distinctive wide red bands on the arms.

The neighbourhood team are targeting patrols in the area following this incident.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time, or who recognises the description of the man, is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5221088856.