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Appeal for information after child approach - Gunnedah

Monday, 22 March 2021 02:12:52 PM

Investigators are appealing for information after reports of a child approach in the state’s north east yesterday.

Police have been told about 3pm (Sunday 21 March 2021), two boys – aged 10 and 7 – were riding their scooters at the intersection of Scobie and Wentworth streets, Gunnedah, when they were approached by an unknown man in a car.

The man requested the older boy join him in the car, before grabbing him on the arm when he refused. The two boys then ran to a nearby family member’s house.

The incident was reported to officers from Oxley Police District who commenced an investigation.

As inquiries continue, police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.


The man is described as being of an obese build, aged in his 30s, with a tanned complexion, dark brown or black hair and a short beard.

He was believed to be driving a blue or purple-coloured vehicle with four doors, last seen travelling south on Carroll Street.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.