Man Seen Acting Suspicious Near Children

7 August 2019, 13:09 | Updated: 7 August 2019, 13:17

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On Tuesday (6th August), at around 11.45am, police were called to West Park in Fish Lane after reports a man was acting suspiciously around children.

Officers arrested a 18-year-old male on suspicion of being in possession of a knife.

He remains in custody.

Detective Inspector Pauline Lane said: 

"We responded to a report that a man had attempted to entice two children into a wooded area of the park. The children were unharmed and ran back to their parents. 

"We are trying to establish the circumstances of the incident and are appealing for anyone who saw what happened or has any information to get in touch with us.

"The park was busy at the time and there were lots of people around. We have stepped up patrols in the park and surrounding area and if anyone has any concerns please speak to our officers."