Police hunt man who offered 11 year old a lift

Police are appealing for information to trace a man who offered a lift home to an 11-year-old girl under the guise that he was a friend of her dad at around 4pm today in Guisborough.

The girl got into the black car on Church Lane and the man drove towards the roundabout leading to the A171. When the girl realised he was not her dad’s friend and wasn’t taking her home she got out of the car on the roundabout.

The man is described as white, late 20s or early 30s, with a shaved or bald head and gold studs in his ears. The make and model of the car is not known.

Police officers are working to identify the car and the man, including viewing CCTV in the area and conducting local enquiries. Officers are urging people to remain vigilant but to take a common sense approach.

Anyone who witnessed anything is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111