A 54-year-old man has been arrested in Tewkesbury after reports he followed a 13-year-old girl before approaching her and made sexual comments this morning.

Gloucestershire police confirmed an arrest was made in Tewkesbury after officers were called to Ashchurch Road at 10.20am following reports that a man had followed a school pupil before approaching her and making sexual comments.

Officers attended the location and identified a man who matched the description of the offender.

The 54-year-old who is of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of inciting a girl under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity and remains in police custody at this time.

Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be taking part in reassurance patrols in the area over the coming days and anyone who was also approached by the man is asked to let the team know.

Information can also be submitted by completing the following online form and referencing incident 121 of 11 May: gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/