Police are investigating reports of a man behaving suspiciously at a public playground in Hamilton.

Police say there have been a number of reports about the man in and around Ashurst Park Playground in Pukete in recent weeks.

A man, described as a Maori of medium build and aged 18-35 years, has been seen loitering in the area and acting suspiciously.

Police says they want to hear from anyone who may have seen the man in the park.

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They are asking park users to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour immediately.

People are asked to call (07) 858 6200 or anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.