Police investigate child approach – Port Stephens-Hunter PD


Investigators are appealing for information following reports of a ‘child approach’ call in the state’s Hunter region.

Police have been told, four girls aged between five and 16 were at a swimming pool on Cowper Street, Stroud, when they were approached by a man unknown to them about 3pm yesterday (Sunday 6 October 2019).

He made multiple comments towards the girls, to which they did not respond and left the pool. They returned to a nearby campsite and alerted their parents.

The man followed the children back to the campsite before leaving the location in a green hatchback.

Detectives from Port-Stephens Hunter Police District were notified, and an investigation commenced.

The man is only described as being in his mid to late 50s, with short white hair, wearing a dark-coloured check button-up shirt and cream shorts.

Anyone who may have seen a green hatchback in the area at the time is urged to contact Raymond Terrace Police Station on (02) 4983 7400 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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