Police said they want to 'understand full circumstances' of the incidents West Mercia Police

Police have released an artist's impression of a man they want to speak to in connection with two suspicious incidents involving schoolchildren in Shropshire.

The first incident involved an 11-year-old boy who was approached by a man in a car, believed to be a Renault Clio, as he walked home after getting off the bus school bus on 12 October.

The man then falsely claimed to have been told by the boy's mother to pick him up. The boy ran off from the man, and the vehicle drove off in the direction of Trehowell Lane in Weston Rhyn, Oswestry.

The man was described as white, aged in his late 20s with short, straight brown hair and spoke with a strong Liverpudlian accent of thin build.

The second incident occurred on 18 October when a 13 year-old girl was walking on Longueville Drive, Oswestry. As she approached the junction of Aston Way, a small black van pulled up next to her and the driver told her to get into the van.

The girl ran away from the scene and was not injured or physically touched in any way. The vehicle the man was driving as described as a black van with blacked out rear windows and black tape or a bag covering the registration plates.

Detective Inspector Mark Jones from Shrewsbury CID who is leading the investigation said: "We understand that these are concerning incidents for the community and we are working hard to investigate and understand the full circumstances.

"A number of lines of enquiry are still being followed and I am keen to hear from anyone who feels that they may recognise the person from the artist's impression and from the descriptions provided by the witnesses."

If you have any information that may help police with their enquiries please call 101, ask for West Mercia Police and quote incident number 481s of 12 October or 308s of 15 October.