Police have reassured residents in a village near Selby following reports of a suspicious incident involving a teenager.
The boy reported being touched on the back by a man as he was riding his bike in Hirst Courtney.
The incident has been investigated and police are able to conclude that there is no evidence of a crime being committed.
The incident would appear to have been reported with good intentions but after a rapid but thorough investigation officers have been able to identify CCTV footage of the incident that has helped them draw this conclusion.
Detective Sergeant Matthew Marshall said: “We hope that our response to this incident can reassure residents that the safety of our communities’ children is of paramount importance and we did take this incident seriously.
“We are thankful to the local residents for their help and co-operation in this matter, providing us with the evidence we needed to progress the investigation.
“We are also thankful to the local neighbourhood policing team for their rapid response and hard work in collating the evidence and providing a visible reassuring presence in the village.”