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Unknown man approached young girls in Tewkesbury

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man who has approached schoolgirls in Tewkesbury.

Officers are investigating two reports the man has stroked the hair of the primary school aged girls.

The incidents both took place on Margaret Road, with the first happening at around 8.45am on Wednesday 17 March and the second between 4.30pm and 5pm on Thursday 18 March.

The male is described by one victim as being aged between 50 and 60 years old, with grey hair and a short grey beard but no moustache. He was of large build, with green eyes and a deep voice. He was wearing a black fleece and blue jeans.

The second victim described the male as having grey hair, long beard and scruffy clothes.

Inquiries are ongoing and officers will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area.

Anyone with information can contact officers using the Force's website, quoting incident 84 of 17 March or incident 131 of 18 March: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/. Alternatively you can call 101.

Parents and children are also urged to review the stranger danger advice at www.nspcc.org.uk. 

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