Man tries to 'pick up' girl in Northampton

Police in Northampton are investigating an incident in which a man tried to pick up a young girl.

The 11-year-old girl was in Penvale Road, Hunsbury, on Friday afternoon when a car crossed the road and parked next to her.

The driver got out and said he had been told to pick the girl up. The girl ran home and police were called.

The man was described as being Asian or mixed race, aged in his 20s, of thin build with a goatee beard.

He had short black hair which was shorter on the sides than on top and was wearing jeans and white Adidas trainers with a blue logo.

The car was a small two-door Fiat Punto type car with a grey interior.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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