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Felixstowe: Teenage girls approached by man in Pram Walk

13:08 06 May 2014

A police officer is being investigated over an alleged sex offence

A police officer is being investigated over an alleged sex offence

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Two teenage girls were approached in Felixstowe yesterday, say police.

Police are appealing for information after the incident in Pram Walk near Coronation Drive at 12.10pm yesterday.

Two girls, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old, were walking up Pram Walk when they noticed a man at the top of the walk. The man walked towards them and spoke to them as he got close to them. He stood in front of them, momentarily preventing them from walking past. The two girls moved around the man and continued up Pram Walk to Coronation Drive.

Police would like to trace the man who is described as black, aged between 20 and 30, of medium build, clean shaven and wearing a dark blue tracksuit with a yellow logo on the left-side chest area. He had the hood up on his tracksuit top.

The incident is being linked to two similar occurrences last week. An 11-year-old girl was approached by a man at around 8.25am on Thursday, May 1 near the Kingsfleet Road entrance to Coronation Park and a 12-year-old girl was approached in Coronation Drive at around 5.30pm on Sunday, April 27.

If you recognise the description of the man, or have any information relating to any of these incidents, please call PC Nicholas Black at Felixstowe Police Station on 101 quoting reference FE/14/732, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

6 comments

  • The job of the Police is to prevent crime. Whilst I agree that no crime has been committed there is definitely cause for suspicion and certainly a need to warn local girls, and their parents, that there is a possible danger. It may be completely innocent, but absolutely no harm in being cautious. Much better that then everybody asking why the police didn't act if, god forbid, something did happen.

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    fxthammer

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • RC Which part of this don't you get? Why would a man be waiting around to speak to 11 and 12 year old girls? He tried to take the 11 year old's skateboard. I know one of the girls involved, she was asked for personal details and she was really frightened by the incident.

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    Orwellian

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • RC

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • Who do you know he asked for personal details? It doesn't mention that in the story. Also one of the girls is 15 and his is 20-30 so could only be a 5 year age gap. Of course, if he said something innapropriate then there is cause for concern, but all the story says is that "he walked towards them and spoke the them".

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    RC

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • No crime yet!! But im sure you would be abit concerned if your daughter,grandaughter,niece or family friends daughters was approached by a male at least twice their age wanting to know personal details......all similar description, all same area & the fact its all girls makes you wonder "why". Im sure it would be a totally different view if a serious offence happened & the police never notified the public of these incidents!

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    mazgoodgirl

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • Is is really a crime to talk to someone in the street? He didn't touch them or hurt them, what crime was actually committed here?

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    RC

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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