A teenage boy suffered a frightening experience when a white Mercedes van pulled up while he was jogging and a man tried to grab his arm.

It happened between 2.30pm and 3pm yesterday (January 10) as the boy jogged along Thompkins Lane, Farnham Royal. He managed to struggle free and run.

The van had a foreign registration plate.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

The offender is described as possibly an Asian man, with a long black beard, of a stocky build and around 6ft tall. He was dressed in a black hooded top with the hood up, and dark bottoms.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Fred Ruffle, of Aylesbury Force CID, said: “We are appealing for witnesses to come forward and help us with enquiries into this incident.

“We would like to re-assure the public that we believe this to be an isolated incident and there have been no other reports in the area.

“The victim was not harmed and I am hoping that given the description somebody will know who this offender is.

“House to house enquiries are being made and the public may see an increased police presence in the area while the initial stage of this investigation takes place.

“People in the community can approach and speak to officers if they have any information or questions.

“I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the description of this man or who recognises the description of the vehicle."

Any witnesses is asked to call 101 and quote 43190010024.

Reports can be made online at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.