A TEENAGE boy was grabbed around the waist by a man in Amesbury yesterday (Monday) in the second of two similar incidents.

At around 9pm last night, in Holders Road, a 14-year-old boy was grabbed by a man who had been driving a white van. The boy was not injured in the incident.

It comes after two girls were targeted in similar circumstances at around 8pm on Saturday evening near Stonehenge School on the same road.

A dark coloured car drove past the girls and a man inside the vehicle reached out and touched one of the girls’ hair.

Again, neither of the girls were injured but both were shaken up.

Police can not yet say whether the incidents are linked but they are continuing to investigate the situation.

Acting inspector Lucy Thorne, of Amesbury Community Policing Team, said: “We are aware that two similar incidents have been reported in the area in the last four days that are of a similar nature, however at this time we cannot say that these incidents are linked until further investigation.”

“I am also aware that photographs of vehicles have been circulated on local social media pages – I’d like to stress that unless images have been released from an official police account, these images should not be shared as the vehicles pictured may not be related to the investigation.

“Please do not act on anything to do with the vehicles posted.

“These investigations are being led by our criminal investigation department and any report of this nature is taken extremely seriously.

“We would like to reassure the public that they will see an increase in police patrols in the areas over the next few days and several officers are conducting enquiries, however, we would like to stress the important of only sharing appeals which have come from official police sources.”

Anyone with any information is advised to call 101.