A MAN is reported to have made attempts to follow a 10-year-old boy on his way home from school.

Parents of children who attend Caerleon Lodge Hill Primary School received a message from the school stating that a child had reportedly been followed by an unknown man as he made his way home.

Other schools in the city also sent out messages warning parents about the incident and to be vigilant.

Gwent Police said in a statement: "At approximately 3.45pm on Tuesday, May 14, we received a report of suspicious behaviour on Roman Way, Caerleon, after a 10-year-old boy was allegedly followed on his way home from school.



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"The child is said to have been approached by a man in a BMW, who got out of the vehicle and followed the boy on foot.

"The boy ran away, unhurt; the suspect returned to his vehicle and drove off."

The driver was described as being white, approximately 35-years-old, tall and wearing a grey vest and jeans.

Gwent Police officers are investigating the circumstances and have said they will be increasing patrols in the area.

The statement continued: "Anyone with information about this incident can contact Gwent Police on 101, quoting log 288 of 14/05/1. Alternatively, direct message us on Facebook or Twitter, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."