THREE girls, one as young as eight, were reportedly approached by men in a vehicle last night.

Police were seen outside the Co-op in Barker Street, Worcester - the girls reportedly ran into the shop to get away from the men.

A witness to the scenes last night posted this warning on her Facebook page: "So before the gossips start and think the police have been at the pub, they haven't. BUT...

"Three young girls (one aged 8) have just been followed and told to get in a car of men.

"They are safe, they ran in the co-op and the police have taken them home and they have the car on CCTV.

"Just be vigilant of what your kids are doing and who they are with because it only takes a split second for them to be grabbed and taken."

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "It was reported to us and officers attended and searched the area, we have also viewed the relevant CCTV footage. The girls who reported this have been visited and reassured.

"We have increased patrols of our safer neighbourhood teams in the area.

"It is not believed to be linked to a previous incident reported on by yourselves in Rainbow Hill at this time."

A description has not been given.