A MAN has appeared in court today charged with offences relating to an incident in Barnt Green when a schoolgirl was approached by a man on Wednesday, June 18.

It occurred on Fiery Hill Road at 8.25am.

Sajid Mahmood, aged 36 and of Teall Road, Birmingham, was arrested in Barnt Green later that morning.

He was charged yesterday evening with attempting to take a child so as to remove her from a person having lawful control. He was also charged with perverting the course of justice, accused of providing false details when he was arrested.

He appeared at Redditch Magistrates’ Court this morning and was remanded into custody until September 29 when he is due to appear at Worcester Crown Court.