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POLICE are continuing their appeal for witnesses following reports of suspicious behaviour near children.

Detectives are focusing on a report that a nine-year-old girl was approached by two men in Finisterre Close, Hill Head, between 8.30pm and 9pm on Tuesday.

Though she wasn’t harmed, officers want to talk to a woman who was walking her dalmation dog in the Seafield Park area around that time.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Gary Hill said: ‘We are grateful for the continued support of the public.

‘As previously stated, this woman is not suspected of any crime or wrongdoing, but could possibly be a crucial witness to the circumstances surrounding how and why a nine-year-old girl was approached that evening.

Other incidents include an 11-year-old boy being asked whether he wanted a lift by a stranger in May’s Lane, Fareham, between 4pm and 4.30pm on May 2.

A man in a white van also offered teenagers a lift on Northways in Stubbington at 8.30am on Wednesday.

On Tuesday a man in a white van was seen near a group of schoolgirls in The Glebe in Stubbington. He didn’t approach them.