Two young boys on the Bankeyfields Park today raced home after the quick thinking of the eldest boy forced the pair to flee and run straight for home.
The boys had been playing down the park, when a man in his 30's (according to their statement) with a pony tail, with two dogs, a black haired & a smaller dog approached the boys.
He asked them "Do you like dogs?" and then proceeded to say "I've got another at home called 'Betsy' would you like to see her"
The man was also accompanied by a child.
The father of the children wanted people on the estate to know what happened, and said even the intentions might have been innocent, it's is not the sort of thing you say and ask young children to do, especially ones you do not know.
He praised the swift actions of his son.
The Bankeyfields NHW hasn't yet sort comment from the police, but we will be asking further questions about the incident to see if this has happened before in the area.