The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Thursday 6 September in Noel Street, Hyson Green.
A man aged between 30 and 35-years-old approached the boy and his mother.
Nottinghamshire Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.
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It will be another mild day for the time of year, remaining windy and cloudy for all areas with patchy rain or drizzle at times.
Remaining cloudy with further persistent rain over the Peaks, but drier conditions elsewhere.
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