Police are investigating reports of a man approaching a nine-year-old boy at the gates of an Eccleshill primary school.

The alleged incident happened at around 9am yesterday as the child, who was not hurt, was walking into Cavendish Primary School's grounds in Hall Road.

The man was described as Asian, in his thirties and balding.

Neighbourhood policing teams are stepping up patrols of the area and the school has sent out cautionary texts to all its parents to be extra vigilant and report anything suspicious.