A 'SUSPICIOUS incident' which saw a man approach a two-year-old child is being investigated by police.

Officers are appealing for dash cam and CCTV footage after the incident, on a cut close to a school on Tithe Barn Road in Hardwick, Stockton at about 9.05am, on Monday.

It was reported that a man had approached the toddler before a woman, who was with the child, intervened, and the man ran away.

The man is described as being a white male with a large nose and he was wearing glasses, dark coloured joggers and a dark hoody.

  • Anyone with information regarding the incident or anyone who may know the identity of the man is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Andy Harland on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 181264.
  • Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.