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Police are appealing for witnesses after two children were approached at Kingscliff  yesterday evening.

About 5.10pm (Wednesday 20 May 2015), a boy and girl, aged 10 and 8, were walking and riding along North Point Avenue, when they went past a small black car parked on the side of the road.

A man in the car called out and motioned to the children to come over.

The children ran and told their parents, who contacted police.

The man was described as having dark skin, short grey hair and aged between 50 and 60.The car was described as small and black with tinted windows.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information that may assist with their inquiries. They are asked to contact Tweed Heads Police Station on 07 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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.

 


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