POLICE have launched a hunt for a van driver after a child was 'approached in suspicious circumstances'.

Officers say the boy was approached by a man in a black van in Thornhill yesterday.

Police say the child ran away and the van then drove off.

The report of the incident was received at around 3:45pm on Tuesday November 5, which initially took place along Pepys Avenue, Thornhill, before the van drove off along Hinkler Road.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: "The driver was described as white with a beard, wearing a black hoody and driving a black transit van, but we have no further descriptions than this."

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to phone the 101 service, quoting 44190397205.