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Police are searching for man who ‘alarmed’ boy

A boy had to run for safety in Alsager when he was approached by a man, who police are now trying to locate.

At around 3.15pm on Thursday, the boy was walking along a track just off Lodge Road and Sandbach Road North when he was approached by the man. He put his arms out, alarming the boy, who pushed past him and ran off to safety.

He was tall, slim and in his 50s with green/brown eyes. He was wearing a black beanie hat and a black snood, a grey patchy shirt and a grey patchy zip up hoody.

The patches were described as possibly rips. He was also wearing brown cargo-type trousers.

DC Gail Burndred said: “The man didn’t say anything to the boy but his actions clearly alarmed him and he did the right thing by telling an adult who then reported it to police.

“We want to reassure you that we are making a number of enquiries to locate the man. We have been patrolling in the area and will continue to do so, and we are linking in with the local schools to give advice and support to parents and children.

Anyone who sees suspicious activity should contact police on 101.”

DC Burndred added: “We would also appeal for dashcam footage from anyone driving around the area of Lodge Road and Sandbach Road North around school pick-up time on 18th March.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or visit Cheshire Police website quoting incident number IML 941529.

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