Northampton & Rothwell: Teenagers Approached By Man

Police are looking into two incidents where a man has approached two teenage girls in Northampton and Rothwell.

On both of these a man told the girl in question he had found a wallet full of cash. He then asked them what he should do with it and if they would like to take it.

  • At around 11.15am on Monday 16 September a girl was approached in Lumbertubs Lane, Northampton.
  • At around 7.15pm yesterday, Thursday 19 September, a girl was approached in Harrington Road, Rothwell.


Police would like to speak to anyone else who may have been approached in similar circumstances. The man is described as having ginger hair and a beard, with a heavy build. He was wearing a tracksuit and jumper.

We would also like to reiterate the following ‘Stranger Danger’ advice to young people:

  • Walk or cycle to school or college with friends – take a bright, open route, avoiding alleyways or dark roads. Look out for safe places where you can go to for help or shelter.
  • Never accept gifts from a stranger
  • Never get into a car or go anywhere with a stranger – if someone you don’t know approaches you, don’t speak to them, run to the safest place possible
  • Make sure children know who, when, where and how to get help.


Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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