Appeal following suspicious incident in Leigh Park
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We’re issuing an appeal following a suspicious incident at the Greywell Centre in Leigh Park where a 12 year-old girl was approached by a man she did not know.
On Sunday (28 January) at some point between 3:00pm and 3:30pm the girl was walking through an alleyway between the Library and Leigh Park Café towards Greywell Shopping Centre, when she was approached by a man who spoke to her briefly.
The girl pushed the man away and carried on to the Greywell Centre, where she made members of the public aware of him so that he could not follow her. The girl was not hurt and returned home. The man was last seen walking towards Leigh Park Library.
She described the man as:
Aged in his late thirties or early forties.
He has dark hair, but a white beard
Tattoos on one arm down to his hand
He was wearing a black hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and black Nike trainers
Inspector Neal Harvey from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We take all reports like this very seriously, but we haven’t had anything similar reported to us in Leigh Park. Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team are regularly patrolling the area around Greywell, so I’d encourage anyone with concerns or information to speak to our officers when you see them. It’s also worth considering highlighting this incident to your child and using it as an opportunity to talk about personal safety if appropriate”.