The mum of an Aberdeen schoolboy who was targeted by a man while he played with a friend in a park has told of her shock and anger.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident on Aberdeen’s Springhill Road – which is the third stranger danger incident in the city in the space of a week.
Speaking to The Evening Express, the mum, who did not want to be named, said the man approached the pair next to Kingsford School on Saturday afternoon and “aggressively” told them to come into his car.
She said the pair ran away and the man’s black Mercedes appeared to follow them before speeding off.
She said: “Initially I was shocked and angry that someone had approached my son and his friend in this manner and went to the school to see if I could find this man to see what he was up to. I now get upset when I think what could have happened.”
She added: “Thankfully they don’t understand the depth of the situation. As parents it’s one of the worst feelings imaginable.”
Officers are currently asking for the man, who is described as being in his 30s with black hair, wearing a white T-shirt and grey trousers, to come forward.
David Cameron, councillor for Sheddocksley and Kingswells, said: “It’s appalling that our children and young people can’t walk the streets and play areas.”
Inspector David Cowie, of the Hazlehead Community Policing Team, said: “We are currently carrying out inquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and would encourage anyone who was in the area at the time to please get in touch if you have information. I would also ask this man to get in touch if you recognise yourself as the person involved.
“I am aware that there has been a small number of similar incidents reported to police in the city over the past few days, albeit they are completely separate and different in nature.
“Let me stress that when incidents like these occur extensive inquiries are carried out until we can establish for sure what happened and to verify the intention of those involved.”