Police are appealing for public assistance as they attempt to clarify the circumstances surrounding a reported child approach at Scone overnight.
An 8-year-old girl has told officers from Hunter Valley Police District, she was in the front yard of her home when a man got out of a ute and grabbed her by the wrist about 6pm Monday.
The child pulled away and ran indoors to alert her mother, but the vehicle had left the scene, police said.
Police are now investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
They have a description of a man they believe may be able to assist with inquiries.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance aged about 40, with a thin build, short brown hair and a tattoo on his right hand.
At the time he was wearing a red shirt and green shorts and left in a red utility.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Muswellbrook Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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