A MAN has been arrested following sightings of someone wearing a pig mask in the Barnards Green area of Malvern.

A 55-year-old man from Malvern was arrested by police on suspicion of a racially-aggravated public order offence.

He is currently in police custody.

The police have not said where the arrest took place, but comments on social media indicate that it was close to the Chase School.

The man’s arrest follows a number of reporting sightings of a man in Barnards Green wearing a mask and acting suspiciously.

On Tuesday, the Chase School sent out a letter to parents warning them about the man and urging them to report any incidents to police.

The letter says: "We have been notified by several students and parents of a man acting strangely outside school yesterday. The man was wearing a full pig mask and approaching students on their way home.

"The police are aware and are dealing with this matter, they are also aware of a video circulating on social media and should you have any more concerns about this incident please contact the police in the first instance."