POLICE have launched a manhunt after an incident involving a 15-year-old girl.

Officers are keen to trace the driver of a white coloured vehicle who spoke briefly to the girl in Galashiels.

The incident took place between 9.45am and 10.45am today (May 12) on Melrose Road.

The man is described as being late twenties or thirties, with ginger hair and a beard. He was wearing a light blue T-shirt.

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Police sergeant Dale Hadden, of Galashiels Police Station, said: “We think the vehicle was a white jeep style car, possibly a Nissan. The vehicle was travelling east from Galashiels in the direction of Gattonside.

“The girl was shocked but unhurt by the incident. Nonetheless officers want to speak to the driver of the car to establish the circumstances.

“I would ask that anyone who was in the area around that time and saw the vehicle, to get in touch with us, also if anyone has dash cam footage that could assist our enquiries we would like to hear from you.”

Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Police Scotland, on 101 quoting 1001 of Thursday, 12 May, 2022. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.