Man Seen Acting Oddly With Child

17 March 2011, 15:37 | Updated: 17 March 2011, 15:40

Police in Luton want to speak to a man who put his hand over the mouth of a child.

He was seen acting suspiciously in the Beechwood Road  - Linden Road area of the town on Tuesday (March 15).

The man is described as white, approximately 5'9" tall, wearing a blue long sleeved shirt with a white pattern on the sleeves, blue baggy jeans and black ripped shoes.

The officer in charge of this investigation, DS Sandra Wharton, is keen to trace anyone who was in the Linden Road area between 3.30pm and 4pm and can help with this investigation.

She said: "We have received a report of a man matching this description putting his hand over a child's mouth which is very unusual behaviour. We do not know what this man's motivation was; however, all lines of investigation are being followed to try to establish if anyone saw this man in the area before or after the end of the school day and to locate anyone who may be able to help identify him."

Anyone with information about this incident can contact DS Sandra Wharton at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394333, or text information to 07786 200011, or contact Crimestoppers