A SIX-year-old boy was approached by a man in a car while playing outside his home yesterday afternoon.

The man, who is reported to have been driving a black Vauxhall Insignia, is alleged to have asked the boy where he lived before asking him to get in his car, in Bulford, shortly after 4pm on Monday (November 5).

The boy ran off. He was not injured but was very upset, according to police.

The man is described as black, with no hair. He was wearing a puffa jacket.

Officers attended the scene and carried out patrols of the area but were unable to locate a man matching the description.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We would like to take this opportunity to urge parents to speak to their children about the importance of not talking to strangers.

“Discuss the associated dangers with your children but be careful not to alarm them. Teach them to be aware of specific ploys used by strangers, such as getting into a car with someone they don’t know.

“Ensure your children know who, when, where and how to get help. For example, they should know their name, address and phone number, how to phone police, who will pick them up from school each day and what after school activities are planned.”

Anyone with any information on the incident, is asked to call 101 and quote log number 203 of November 5.