POLICE have launched an investigation after a woman was approached by a man along a Romsey canal path.

Leaving the 28-year-old in distress, the man followed her along he path of Canal Walk after trying to speak to her.

The woman spoke to a passer-by and then contacted the police.

A 33-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence in connection with the incident.

Despite the development, police are keen to speak to anyone who may have been approached in a similar way by the man, and anyone who was approached by the woman following the incident, that took place on Thursday afternoon.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting 44180125242.