Police are appealing for information after a boy was approached in Mayfield last week.
About 8:10am (Friday 21 August 2015), an 11-year old boy was walking along Simpson Court, when he noticed a man, with his face covered with a black bandanna, was walking behind him.
Police have been told that as the boy neared a stairwell at the end of Simpson Court, near Bull Street, the man was still walking behind him and the boy broke into a run.
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The man ran after the boy, who continued running until he got into his school on Bull Street.
Police were contacted and officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.
As inquiries continue, police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist them.
He was described as being aged between 25 and 30, about 180cm tall, of muscular build, with shoulder length blond hair. The man was wearing a black zipped hoodie, black jeans and black shoes.