Women including child are being 'approached by stranger' in Maidstone

Kent Police are investigating and have released images after receiving a series of reports where women, including a child, have been approached by a stranger in Maidstone. Police are linking separate reports in the Allington area.

The reports involve a person who is said to have followed females and engaged them in unwanted conversation. The incidents have taken place in and around Giddyhorn Lane and Poplar Grove.

The most recent one happened at around 5pm on Sunday May, 5, when it is alleged a child was approached by a stranger who tried to start a conversation with her. Prior to this a woman reported being approached on 12 April, by a man asking her questions and who offered to walk her home.

Investigating officers believe two further suspicious incidents, in March and April, may also be connected. They would now like to speak to the person pictured who they believe may have important information.

Anyone who recognises him or has other information that might help the investigation is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/73925/24. Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form.