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Child approaches - Far North Coast

Friday, 14 July 2017 12:05:51 PM

Police are appealing for information after two child approaches in the state’s north recently.

About 10.30am on Tuesday 11 July 2017, police have been told a man approached a nine-year-old girl at a festival in Ballina Street, Lennox Head.

He was told to leave the event by organisers.

At 5pm on Tuesday 11 July 2017, police have been told a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man at Belongil Beach, Byron Bay.

The girl left the beach with her family and the man walked away.

It’s believed the incidents are linked.

The man has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 60s, 177cm-179cm tall, solid build with grey facial hair. He was seen wearing wooden beads, rainbow-coloured shirt, tights and a black beanie and was seen driving a light grey Volkswagen transporter.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.