POLICE are looking for a man who complimented a woman’s baby and then took hold of her pram.

The incident happened shortly after 6.30pm yesterday near the Tesco Express in Middleton Road, Banbury.

The woman pushed away a man, described as Asian and believed to be aged between 25 and 30, who put his hand on the pram she was using for her child.

He is said to be of slim build and was wearing a red woolly hat and a black coat.

Investigating officer Det Insp Steve Raffield, from Banbury Force CID, said: “This incident was concerning for the woman as she believed the man may have been trying to take the baby away. He did not touch the child during the incident.

“We are investigating the circumstances and I am keeping an open mind about what happened. This may have been a misunderstanding or could have been a deliberate attempt to take the baby.

“I would also like to appeal to the man involved to come forward so that we can establish the facts in relation to what happened.

“I recognise incidents of this nature can be concerning to people locally however additional patrols are taking place in the area and if anyone has any concerns or information they can approach and speak to a police officer.”