Incident on Recreation Ground, Stainland Road, Elland

Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Police are investigating following an incident on some playing fields in Elland.

Yesterday (23 April) at around 3:15pm two girls aged 8 and 9 were on the playing fields near to the Recreation Ground, on Stainland Road.

They were approached by a male with a dog.

The male spoke to the girls and asked them if they wanted to play a game. The girls were frightened and ran out of the park and went straight home.

The incident was quickly reported to the police.

The suspect was described as a white male, late teens, skinny build with dark brown hair and a stubble beard. He was wearing a black t-shirt and cream chinos.

The dog which was with him was brown and ginger coloured dog with ginger ears and was on a pink lead.

The local neighbourhood team have been carrying out reassurance patrols in the area and are carrying out further enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area or can provide any additional information is asked to contact 101.

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