North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses following reports of suspicious circumstances in Eastfield.
The incident happened shortly before 4pm today when a man approached a four year-old boy in front of his house in the Middle Deepdale area and tried to grab him.
After being disturbed by the boy’s father the man jumped into the back seat of a dark blue estate vehicle being driven by another person and the sped off.
The man is described as White, late 30s, of slim build, approx. 6ft 1ins tall and was wearing a white t-shirt, grey shorts.
Officers are appealing for anyone with information, CCTV of dash-cam footage taken in the area at the time to come forward.
Please call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room quoting job number NYP-30072019-0332.
Last modified: July 30, 2019