Pensby school girl approached in 'suspicious' circumstances

12 February 2013, 18:15 | Updated: 12 February 2013, 18:23

The 12 year old girl was walking along Nelson Drive when a blue car pulled along side her.

Merseyside Police say she was on her own when the driver, a white man in his late 50s, shouted something to her, which included asking where she was going.

The girl managed to run away and get to the safety of school, but was left shaken and upset by what happened.

The suspect is described as being of large or fat build with grey hair and a bald head. He was wearing an old-looking black jumper and had an unwashed face and a number of missing teeth.

The car he was driving is described as being blue or navy blue and is believed to be an old-model Honda hatchback. It had a dent in the back passenger side door, a wheel trim missing from the rear passenger side wheel and a dog cage in the boot space.

Pensby EFitDetective Sergeant Nick Suffield from Wirral CID, said: "This was clearly an unusual and unsettling experience for this girl and she has done absolutely the right thing in taking herself out of the situation and calling the police and telling her school.

"We carried out an immediate search of the area that morning and enquiries are continuing into the suspect's car as it is very distinctive.

"Incidents like this are rare in Pensby but, as a precaution to reassure children and parents, uniformed officers have been giving the area around the school extra attention at the start and end of the day.

"The victim has been incredibly brave and sensible and her help in putting together this likeness of the suspect is really useful. I would encourage local people to take a look at the man in this e-fit and contact me if they have any information at all which could help our enquiries."

The incident happened at 8.45am on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Call Birkenhead CID on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.