A WOMAN and child have been left "shaken up" after a man asked them to get in his car.

The mother - who is in her 20s - and her child were sitting on a wall in Prestwich Avenue, Worcester, at about 4.25pm on Thursday when the man pulled over in his car.

The driver is then understood to have asked the womanto get in the car with the child - but she refused, and they both walked away unharmed.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "There was no threat of violence towards the woman or the child.

"Both the woman and the child were uninjured but shaken up by the incident."

The car - thought to be a silver Vauxhall Vectra - drove off towards Redfern Avenue.

It is understood Nunnery Wood Primary School, which is based in Prestwich Avenue, sent a text to parents last night - urging them to be vigilant.

Police were called to the scene at about 6.50pm following a report of a suspicious incident.

The spokesman added: "Enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time."

The man is described as being between 20 and 30 years old, of slim build, around 5ft 7in tall, and was believed to be wearing tracksuit bottoms and a long-sleeved top.

Anyone with information can call West Mercia Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 562S of Thursday, March 16.