Police are appealing for information after a 14-year-old girl was approached at Warwick Farm yesterday.
About 6pm, Sunday, February 16, the girl crossed the intersection at the Hume Highway and Remembrance Avenue, and continued to walk along Mannix Parade when a man began to follow her.
Police have been told the man then grabbed the girl’s arm and spoke to her, before she ran from the scene.
Liverpool police were called and commenced investigations.
They would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
He is described as being of Indian appearance, approximately 22-years-old, tall, and clean-shaven with dark-coloured eyes, a mono-brow and distinct crooked front teeth.
He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt with writing across the front, blue and black silk shorts with a cartoon character print and brown sandals.
The girl was uninjured during the incident.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/.
Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including;
- Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.
- Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.
- Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.
- Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.
- 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’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.