POLICE are appealing for information following a report of a child being approached by an unidentified man in Aith.
The incident happened in a car park near the Aith Charity Shop around 2pm on Tuesday.
The man is described by police as being white and around 5ft 5in tall. He was wearing a black hooded top, navy trousers and red or blue trainers.
He was reported to have been wearing a dark coloured item covering the lower half of his face.
Inspector Martyn Brill said: “Incidents of this nature are extremely rare in Shetland and I would reassure people that we are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this report.
“No physical contact was made and the boy was not injured in any way. I would urge anyone who was in the area around that time to get in touch as you may be able to help our enquiries.
“You can call 101, quoting reference NL1053/19, or contact anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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