Published: 14:57, 16 September 2020
| Updated: 15:13, 16 September 2020
Police have released an efit of a man following an attempted 'child abduction' near a primary school.
Officers were called to Golf Road in Deal at 3.20pm on Monday after reports of a man acting suspiciously.
He is said to have been seen walking alongside a child away from the area - understood to be the Key Stage 1 playground of Sandown Primary School.
When he was challenged by the child's mother he left.
The man is described as white, in his mid-40s, around 6ft tall, of stocky build and wearing an orange polo shirt and blue jeans.
Detective Inspector Tristan Hardiman said: "This was a busy time of day in the area and I urge anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact us with any information they may have."
Sandown Primary School has also sent a letter out to parents warning them of the incident which states the incident happened in the Key Stage 1 playground.
It says: "The school as always continues to put safeguarding at the heart of all that we do."
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who thinks they may know who the man is, should call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/164960/20.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form here.