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8 January 2016, 13:16 | Updated: 8 January 2016, 13:24
Police are appealing for witnesses after a girl was followed by a man while walking to school in Bedford.
The girl was walking along an alleyway between Kimble Drive and Aylesbury Road when she was approached by a man wearing a balaclava who began following her.
The girl got on her bike and cycled away from the man.
The incident happened between 7.40am and 8am on Thursday (7 January).
PC Matthew Romecin said:
"This is naturally a worrying incident and we'd like to reassure the community that we are working hard to find the person responsible.
We're appealing for witnesses to come forward, and would also ask anyone who experiences a similar incident to contact us."