A man offered a pound coin to a girl as she walked to school on Tuesday, July 1. The man didn't touch the girl or speak to her inappropriately during the incident in West Boldon.
Northumbria Police believe he may have been with a second man and want to speak to both men.
The man is described as being 40-50 years old, of medium build, with a bald head and was wearing a dark jacket and dark trousers.
We are carrying out enquiries into what happened and we have extra officers in the area to speak to and reassure local residents. The incident is fairly unusual and we are really keen to identify the men involved and speak to them to find out what exactly has taken place. This could have simply been a misunderstanding, there may be a completely innocent explanation, and we are keen to clear this up as soon as possible."
Police are investigating the death of a woman at a house in South Tyneside.
Officers were called to a home in Church View, Boldon shortly after 11am today where they discovered the body a woman.
An investigation is now being carried out at the scene and police are appealing for help from the public.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The woman is yet to be named.
"We know that these types of incident cause great concern in our community. We have extra officers in the area carrying out high visibility patrols to reassure people and speak with local people. "If anyone has any concerns or wants to speak to an officer they can do so face to face or by ringing the local neighbourhood policing team on 101 ext 69191."
– Chief Superintendent Ian Dawes, South Tyneside area commander
"We want to hear from anyone who was in the area of Church View, Boldon between Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13, who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, or out of the ordinary. "Even if they're not sure if their information will be useful, please come forward as detectives want to piece together what has happened here and this means speaking to people who have been in the area. "Officers believe those involved were known to each other."