A man reportedly asked a ten-year-old girl to get into his van outside a main street shop in a Fife village.
At around 6.30pm on Thursday, the schoolgirl was with her friends outside the Spar on Freuchie’s High Street when the man is said to have approached them.
Police said he had previously been inside the store and, after he spoke to the girl, got into his black van and drove away.
Officers are searching for the man and have asked anyone with any information to get in touch.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police enquiries are ongoing following a report of a ten-year-old girl approached by a man outside the Spar on High Street, Freuchie, around 6.30pm on Thursday, April 15.
“The man had been in the shop before the incident and he drove off in a black van.
“The young girl was with her friends at the time and officers are currently carrying out enquiries to establish more information and trace the man involved.
“Anyone with information should contact officers through 101, quoting reference number 3550 of April 15.”