Teenager approached in Morpeth

Police are appealing for information after a girl was approached at Morpeththis week.
Nanjing Night Net

About 5.30pm on Monday, October 24, police were told two men approached a 13-year-old girl at the Morpeth boat ramp and asked her to come over to their vehicle.

The girl ignored the men and walked away towards Swan Street. The men got into a silver-coloured single-cab utility, drove ahead of the girl and parked.

One man got out and approached the girl again before the girl asked a passer-by for help. The two men then left the scene in their vehicle.

Police from Central Hunter Local Area Command were notified of the incident and have started inquiries.

Investigators would like to speak with two men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The passenger in the vehicle is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 20 years old with short brown hair and had his left ear pierced with a spacer. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt.

The driver of the vehicle is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 20 years old with short blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown shirt.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward and contact Maitland Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including;

Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.