Man hands himself in following a 'suspicious' incident appeal
By Sutton Coldfield Observer | Friday, October 19, 2012, 09:20
A MAN whose photo was issued by detectives investigating a "suspicious" incident in an Erdington park, has handed himself into police.
Have you seen this man? If so, contact West Midlands Police – Detective Sergeant Neil Kirkpatrick on 101.
The 42-year-old local man saw his photo in a newspaper after officers appealed to the public for help identifying the man.
The appeal followed an allegation made by two 12-year-olds that a man had approached them while playing on Bleakhill Recreation Ground in Streetly Road on Monday, August 6 at 7.30pm and asked them "inappropriate questions".
Concerned by the nature of the conversation, one of the pair discreetly took the man's photograph on his mobile phone.
Following the incident, patrols in the area were increased and work was undertaken to trace the man captured on camera.
The man, who was arrested on Tuesday, October 16, has since been released on police bail - with strict conditions attached while enquiries continue.