Police investigate suspicious approach to 8 year old girl

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Police in Derry are appealing for information following the report of a suspicious approach to an 8 year old girl in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry.

“It was reported that at approximately 2.50pm, a white van with three men on board approached an 8 year old girl,” a PSNI spokesman says.

“One man from the van approached the girl and grabbed her arm but she broke free and ran way. The man that approached the girl is described as being in his 20s, approximately 5’11” tall, of a tanned complexion and with discoloured teeth. He was described as wearing a white tracksuit top, blue jeans and brown shoes.”

He says the girl was not injured but was left badly shaken by the incident.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Strand Road Police Station on 0845 600 8000. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.