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At about 10.20am today, (Sunday, 7 March), a 14-year-old girl was sitting on a bench on Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah, when she was approached by an unknown man.

Police will allege the man spoke to her and made several sexual propositions, before she walked away.

In a second incident, police were called to a shopping centre on the corner of Brisbane and Wollumbin streets, Murwillumbah, after reports two children were approached by an unknown man about 11.30am.

Police have been told the two girls – aged 13 and 14 – were approached and spoken to by the man in a supermarket. He walked away and the girls sought assistance from a family member.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District were notified of both incidents and commenced inquiries.

Following local patrols of the area, police arrested a 41-year-old man on Brisbane Street.

He was taken to Murwillumbah Police Station before being taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged with incite other to do sexual act with them without consent, three counts of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm and behave in offensive manner in public place.

The man, from Natural Bridge in Queensland, was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court tomorrow (Monday 8 March).

 


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