Police in Redruth are trying to trace the driver of a blue transit van after a 10-year-old girl was approached in Close Hill on Monday morning.

The incident took place just before 8am, when the girl said she was spoken to by a man she did not know.

He had a short conversation with her before she ran away and the incident was reported to the police.

Police have praised the young girl’s actions and would like to speak to the driver of the van who is described as being 30 to 35 years old and was wearing a black Quicksilver hoodie and baseball cap.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the police on 101 quoting incident reference AC/12/4842