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Men wanted over approach on young girl at Bellingen

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to identify two men who approached a young girl in Bellingen last year.   

Coffs Clarence officers are investigating an incident where an 11-year-old reported she was approached on Tuesday, August 14. 

Police said the girl was walking west on William St about 5pm that afternoon. 

She said she noticed a blue Holden station wagon drive past her with two men inside.

The car turned around and stopped nearby.

The girl ran from the area and police have been told one of the men got out of the vehicle and chased her for a short distance.

She was able to run home where police were later contacted.

Following a number of inquiries, investigators have now released computer-generated images of two men they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

Police hope the public can identify this man following an approach on a girl at Bellingen.
Police hope the public can identify this man following an approach on a girl at Bellingen.

The first man is described as being aged about 20 years, 180cm tall, of solid build, with tanned skin and short brown hair.

Police hope the public can identify this man following an approach on a girl at Bellingen.
Police hope the public can identify this man following an approach on a girl at Bellingen.

The second man is described as aged about 30 years of thin build and with short brown hair.

Police would like to interview the two men depicted in the images and are appealing for information from members of the public who may know the identity of the men.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may have witnessed it should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page

Topics:  bellingen child approached



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