TWO young children were approached by a stranger, "who tried to coerce them into speaking with him".

An eight-year-old girl and her friend were out playing in Gilshochill at around 9.15pm last night when the man appeared.

Community group No1seems2care shared a post from the girl's parent, who warned others about the incident. 

It read: "Last night at approximately 9.15pm, a male stranger approached my eight-year-old daughter and her friend. They were both playing inside the nursery grounds of Langa Street Nursery.

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"He tried to coerce them into going and speaking to him. He advised them he had something he wanted to tell them, making hand gestures for them to go over towards him.

"Luckily my mum went into the street and witnessed this male stranger, she managed to get the kids to safety and he proceeded down Langa Street, into a lane that leads to Veila Street and onto the canal.

"He was dressed in navy dark clothing, wearing a skip hat, and was of a small build, possibly about 5ft-5ft2."

The incident was reported to police, who are investigating. 

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A force spokesperson said: “We received a report around 11.10am on Thursday, August 4, in connection with a man approaching children in Inga Street, Glasgow.

“Enquiries are ongoing to identify the individual and establish the full circumstances.

"The incident happened around 9.15pm on Wednesday, August 3, and anyone with information that could assist officers is asked to call us on 101, quoting incident number 1135 of Thursday, August 4.”