A seven-year-old girl has been approached in Nashdale, near Orange, earlier this week with police now appealing for information.
About 3.40pm on Monday the girl was walking home from school along Nashdale Lane when she was approached by a man in a vehicle.
The man attempted to start a converstation with the girl, asking if she wanted a lift home.
The girl declined and continued walking. The man left the scene a short time later.
Police were alerted to the incident the next day and launched an investigation.
The man is described as being of a dark complexion with dark hair and was last seen driving a silver coloured sedan.
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.