Police are investigating after a suspicious incident in Holders Road, Amesbury, last night.

Officers expressed concern that unofficial photographs of vehicles have been circulated on local social media pages.
At about 9pm on Monday, September 16, a 14-year-old boy was grabbed by a man who had been driving a white van. He is reported to have grabbed the boy round the waist.

The boy was not injured during the incident.

A similar incident at around 8pm on Saturday evening involved two girls walking in the area close to Stonehenge School. A dark-coloured car drove past them and a man in the vehicle reached out and touched one of the girls’ hair. Neither of the girls were injured but they were shaken up.

Insp Lucy Thorne, of Amesbury Community Policing Team, said: “We are aware that two similar incidents have been reported in the area in the past four days. At this time, we cannot say the incidents are linked.”

“I am also aware that photographs of vehicles have been circulated on local social media pages – I’d like to stress that unless images have been released from an official police account, these images should not be shared as the vehicles pictured may not be related to the investigation. Please do not act on anything to do with the vehicles posted.

“Investigations are led by our criminal investigation team. The public they will see an increase in police patrols in the areas over the next few days and several officers are conducting enquiries, but we stress the importance of only sharing appeals which have come from official police sources.”

Anyone with information should call 101.

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