UPDATE: Police make arrest after white-van incident involving Leeds children

Stainton Lane, Rothwell.
Stainton Lane, Rothwell.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity after an incident involving a white van in Leeds.

Police had been investigating reports of two children being offered lifts in Stainton Lane, Rothwell, by the driver of a white Ford Transit.

He is said to have made inappropriate comments to them before driving off at around 1.40pm on Monday.

A police spokesperson said: "It is then alleged that the driver asked the girls if they wanted a lift before inappropriate comments were made to them.

"He then drove off in the direction of Main Street"

Officers have now arrested a man on suspicion of inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity and said they believe it to be an isolated incident.

Detective Inspector James Entwistle of Leeds CID, said: "The two girls are obviously very upset about this and we are currently investigating this incident and would appeal directly to any witnesses to come forward. This was a busy time of day on a busy road. 

"We believe this is an isolated incident." 

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting log 784.

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