Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a boy was approached by a man in a car in Sturminster Newton at around 5.15pm on Wednesday (17 September) at the base of Rabin Hill.
A car, described as an orange Ford Fiesta or Focus, pulled up next to the 9-year-old local boy and the male driver ask him whether he wanted to get in the car. The boy declined and walked away. The man then drove off.
The driver was described as white, in his mid-twenties, of skinny build with brown hair and a beard. He was wearing a black sweat shirt.
Detective Constable Tony O’Connell, of Western CID, said: “We are investigating the incident.
“Witnesses and anyone with information about the incident should contact Dorset Police.
“I would like to remind parents and children to be vigilant and to report any concerns to the police on 101.”
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 17:362. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.