Police are appealing to the public to help trace a man following a suspicious incident in Radlett on Thursday November 4.
A 12 year old girl was travelling on the 602 bus to school at around 7am when she was engaged in conversation by a man.
He has repeatedly asked her for money and she has eventually given him £10, however he has continued to pester her.
He has then offered her a cigarette and then an unknown white powder. The girl refused them and got off the bus in Radlett.
The man is described as tall, black, of slim build, aged 30 to 40 years old and wearing muddied clothing.
Detective Sergeant Daniel Webb said: “This was a concerning and unpleasant experience for the girl, however I would like to reassure people that there was no physical threat to her safety at any point. She did the right thing by refusing the cigarette and white powder.
“We would like to trace the man involved or any potential witnesses who were on the bus at the time so we can carry out further enquiries.”
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, talk to one of the Force Communication Room operators via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call the non-emergency number 101. Please quote reference HC-04112021-07.