Police investigate child approach

POLICE are appealing for information after two children were approached by a man in Grafton. The children, nine and 12, were seated in a car on Prince St when a man reportedly began talking to them at about 2.30pm on Tuesday.

When their father returned to the vehicle, the children told him what happened.

He then approached the unknown man, who got into a car and drove away.

The incident was reported to Grafton police, who are making a number of inquiries.

Officers would like to speak to a man who they believe may be able to assist. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged about 60, with a slim build and long grey hair.

He may be driving a white Holden Commodore bearing Queensland registration plates. Police urge anyone with information in relation to this incident to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

The latest reported child approach in the region comes after a 10-year-old Coffs Harbour boy was approached by a woman while he was walking to school last Thursday.

Safe People, Safe Place messages

Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.

Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school.

Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know.

If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.

If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.

If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’.

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