A MAN is being sought by police after approaching children in Grangemouth last weekend.

Police Scotland has issued an appeal for information following the incidents on Saturday, September 17.

At around 4pm that day, a 15-year-old girl was approached by the man, who was driving a saloon type car, possibly a Vauxhall Vectra or Astra, in Moray Place.

Then at around 8pm, a man with the same description stopped his car and spoke to a group of girls on Oldwalls Place, near to Charlotte Dundas Court.

He is being described as black, around 6ft 2in tall, of a slim build, with short cropped hair.

The man was speaking with a foreign accent and was wearing a green jacket, blue baggy jeans and a blue surgical style mask which he removed when speaking.

Community Sergeant Iain Duncan said: “We understand incidents like this can be concerning for the local community and I would like to give reassurance that officers are working to trace the man involved.

“I would ask anyone who may have seen him or know of him approaching anyone to get in touch.

“In particular if you have private CCTV or dash-cam footage that might help with our enquiries please make contact with us.

“Regular patrols are being carried out in the area and anyone with concerns can approach and speak to officers.”

Anyone with information that could assist officers with their enquiries is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident numbers 2628 and 4175 of Saturday, September 17.

Alternatively, contact charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.