A police investigation is underway following reports of a man asking a 10-year-old schoolgirl to ‘get into his van’ outside a Fife shop.

The alarming incident allegedly took place outside the Spar branch in Freuchie’s High Street at around 6.30pm on Thursday, April 16.

The youngster, who was with her friends, was unharmed during the interaction but officers are keen to trace the man involved.

He is understood to have been in the store before speaking to the young girl.

He then drove away in a black van with a tinted side window.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident.

A force spokesperson said: “Police enquiries are ongoing following a report of a 10 year-old girl approached by a man outside Spar on High Street, Freuchie around 6.30pm on Thursday, 16 April.

“The man had been in the shop before the incident and he drove off in a black van.

“The young girl was with her friends at the time and officers are currently carrying out enquiries to establish more information and trace the man involved.

“Anyone with information should contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 3550 of 15 April.”

Don't miss the latest Scottish crime and courts news from the Daily Record. Sign up to our Criminal Record newsletter here .