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Lismore police have issued an appeal to locate a ‘good Samaritan’ who helped a 13-year-old girl who was being accosted by two men in Lismore yesterday.

Police said the two males attempted to coax the girl into their car on the corner of Walker and Paunelle Avenue, East Lismore, about 3.45pm.

The girl was assisted by a passerby and the men left in a maroon Holden Commodore

They were described as being Caucasian in appearance, one aged 20, the other in his 40s.

The 20 year old was of slim build, 180cm tall, wearing a hooded jumper with a black cap underneath it.

The jumper had a white skull on the side.

The 40 year old was shorter and stockier wearing a dark hooded jumper.

They were last seen heading south along College Street.

The girl returned home immediately telling her parents who in turn contacted police.

Police are now urging the person who helped the girl to come forward and contact Lismore police.

Anyone who may have seen these men or the vehicle should contact Lismore police station on 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police said the incident was a timely reminder for parents to tell their children about the importance of taking precautions when walking to and from school and if possible always walk in a group.

‘If someone makes you feel unsafe walk into a nearby shop or call for immediate assistance,’ police said.

‘Number plates of suspicious vehicles are crucial as are distinguishing features of the offenders.’

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