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Lowestoft/Beccles: Four Children Approached By Men
Police are looking for two men after four children were approached in Beccles and Lowestoft.
Just before 4pm on Tuesday 30 April, police were called about an incident that had happened earlier in the day around 8.45am - 8.55am.
A 10-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy were walking to school along Dell Road East in Lowestoft when a dirty silver car - described as similar to a Vauxhall Astra or Ford Focus - pulled up alongside them and the man driving beckoned them over to the vehicle. Both children ignored him and ran away.
The driver is described as white, possibly in his 40s, with grey hair and a grey beard with darker hair on his chin.
While there may be an innocent explanation for the incident police need to trace the man involved and are asking him or anyone with information about who he is to call Suffolk Police on 101.
Police are also investigating after two separate incidents in Beccles.
A 12-year-old girl was approached by a man in Grove Road in Beccles on Thursday 25 April. He tried to engage her in conversation and then followed her for a short distance. The girl felt uneasy about his behaviour and the incident was later reported to police.
Then on Tuesday 30 April, police received a call about the same thing happening to young boy in Castle Hill. The boy reported that the man had followed him for a short distance and tried to get him to accompany him to a local supermarket. The boy declined and the male walked away.
The man involved in both the Beccles incidents is described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s with messy/ scruffy/ sticking up dark hair. In one of the incident he wore black tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down the sides, white trainers and a tracksuit top with red and white stripes down the sides and was carrying a ruck sack. It's thought he may also be a smoker.
Police also need to trace him and are asking anyone who can help to contact officers on 101.
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