A young girl was distressed after being sexually approached by a man in Leighton Buzzard.
The incident happened in the town centre last Thursday, August 6, as the 14-year-old waited for a bus.
A man, described as “dirty” and “unclean”, approached the girl and made crude sexual advances towards her.
It is understood the girl went immediately to find help from a woman with children who was nearby. The woman called police.
A Beds Police spokesman said: “We were called shortly before 11am on Thursday, August 6 to High Street, Leighton Buzzard, where it was reported a man aged in his 40s to 50s made a sexual remark towards a 14-year-old girl.
“Officers attended and safety advice was given, and an appointment was made to visit the victim and her family to obtain statements.
“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101.”