POLICE are investigating a report of a man trying to buy a baby in Brierley Hill.

West Midlands Police have said a woman was approached while she was walking with a pram on The Promenade by a man who asked to buy her baby.

The man then blocked the woman’s path and tried to unbuckle the little one's restraint during the incident, but the mother intervened, turned the pushchair around and pushed the man away before leaving the scene.

Both mum and baby were fortunately not hurt during the incident, which happened at around 8.30am on Tuesday May 11.

Police say there have been no similar reports in the area and at this stage they believe it to be an isolated incident and officers are working to track down the man involved.

Officers have been making CCTV enquiries and patrols have been increased in the surrounding area.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact police using Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, and quote crime reference number 20/200655/21.