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Child approach - Scone

Saturday, 13 March 2021 11:32:37 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance following a reported child approach at Scone.

About 1.45pm on Saturday (13 March 2021), a 14-year-old girl was walking along Susan Street when an SUV stopped near her.

The driver called out to the girl and asked if she would like a lift; however, she declined, and the man continued driving.

The girl went to a nearby home and alerted family members, who then contacted police.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended and commenced inquiries.

An investigation into the incident is underway and police are appealing for assistance to identify the man and clarify the circumstances surrounding the incident.

He’s described as being of African appearance, about in his 40s or 50s, with a medium build and wearing a dark green shirt.

The vehicle is described as being a grey or silver SUV with Queensland registration plates.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.