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Wednesday 31 August 2016, 10:42 AM

Police are urging parents to be vigilant after a suspicious incident in Cheltenham last night (Tuesday 30 August).

A man in a silver saloon car, possibly a Vauxhall Insignia or similar model, pulled over on Henley Road between 5.30pm and 5.55pm and asked an 8-year-old girl if she would like any sweets. The girl, who was with friends, refused and the car carried on and stopped at the junction with Solway Road. A few moments later it was gone.

The man is described as white, around 30-40 years old, of large or stocky build, clean shaven with a bald head. 

Officers are eager for any witnesses to come forward, particularly a man riding a bike with a dog who may have seen what happened.

Parents are also urged to review the 'Stranger Danger advice at 

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident 418 of 30 August.