POLICE are hunting for a man who approached school girls in Stroud and asked ‘how much for a kiss?’
Two teenage girls, aged 14 and 15, said they were sat on a bench near Travis Perkins, in between Rowcroft and Wallbridge, at at around 4.55pm last Thursday (24 March) when they were approached by an unknown man who said “how much for a kiss?” and presented a pile of money.
The girls stated their age and the man replied with “I can get more cash.” The girls said “bye” and the man walked off in the direction of the town centre whilst mumbling under his breath.
He was described as being a white man with a local accent who looked around 29-years-old, of a pale clear complexion and around 5ft 8ins tall.
He was of an average build, wearing glasses and had mousey grey hair that was shaved on the sides but cropped on top and gelled to one side.
He was wearing dark blue jeans and had two jackets on. One of the jackets was a faded dark green and underneath that was a dark grey one.
Officers conducted reassurance patrols in the area following the incident and are now asking anyone with information to please come forward.
Information can be submitted by completing the following online form and referencing incident 304 of 24 March https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
Police would like to remind parents, carers and children to be vigilant and report any incidents of being approached by strangers immediately.