POLICE are appealing for information after a boy was approached by a man driving a silver 4x4 vehicle.
The incident happened at around 6.10pm on Sunday at Woodside Road in Fochabers.
The driver reportedly stopped beside the boy and asked to take him home.
Constable Roy Cook said: "It could be there was no malice intended here. However we would like to speak to the man involved, or anyone who witnessed the incident, to establish the full circumstances."
The driver is described as a white man aged between 40 and 50, with a slim, long face, short grey hair and grey facial stubble. He spoke with a local accent.
Police say they are keen to trace the driver and an elderly gentleman who was seen standing in the street at the time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.