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Just before 7pm Friday (May 16), two girls, aged 13 and 14, were walking north along Kingscliff Street when a man driving a white sedan approached them.

The man allegedly drove the car towards them, slowing as he approached, before driving away.

Police were told he followed them, repeating the action several times.

The girls left the scene and contacted their parents, who alerted police.

Following inquiries, officers attached to Tweed Byron Local Area Command arrested a 22-year-old man at a home on Channel Place at about 6.20pm on Saturday (May 17).

The man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with intimidation with intent to cause fear of physical or mental harm.

He was granted conditional bail, to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 2 June 2014.


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