Concern over young boy approached in Moray village

Boy reported stranger approach to teachers at Mosstodloch Primary
Boy reported stranger approach to teachers at Mosstodloch Primary

POLICE ARE APPEALING for assistance after a primary school pupil was reported to have been approached by a stranger close to his school.

Officers were alerted to an incident on Wednesday in the Glebe Road area of Mosstodloch, when a young boy at the local school was approached by a man driving a light silver car.

The driver is believed to have struck up a conversation with the boy who returned to his school and informed teachers, who immediately called the police.

Police say that the incident happened at around 1.25pm on Wednesday with the man driving east in the direction of Stynie Road – the vehicle he was driving was reported to have a trailer on the back loaded with logs.

Investigating the incident is Constable Mairi Page, who said she wished to hear from the man involved so that anything untoward can be ruled out: “We would like to trace the driver of the car so that we can establish the circumstances of his conversation with the boy.

“We are appealing for the driver to get in touch – it could be that we are able to rule anything untoward out.”

Local councillor Sean Morton said that while it was inevitable parents in the area would be concerned he urged them to retain an open mind, adding that Mosstodloch was a safe community where people look out for each other and their children.

“This sort of thing is bound to cause concern as it is unusual for Mosstodloch, but it could have been a perfectly innocent conversation. But if anyone knows anything about it I hope that they will come forward so minds can be put at ease.”

Police are asking that anyone with information contact them on 101 or through the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.