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Fresh warning after Felixstowe accosting

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:34 03 March 2010

FRESH warnings were issued to youngsters at Felixstowe today after a man tried to persuade a teenage boy to get into his car.

The incident happened just a week after another man accosted two young girls - aged 11 and 13 - in an incident on the same side of town.

FRESH warnings were issued to youngsters at Felixstowe today after a man tried to persuade a teenage boy to get into his car.

The incident happened just a week after another man accosted two young girls – aged 11 and 13 – in an incident on the same side of town.

Police say all the youngsters involved did exactly the right thing by refusing to get into the vehicles and running away and immediately reporting the incidents.

They are urging children to be on their guard and asking parents to keep pushing home the message about stranger danger – especially with the country still reeling from the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

The latest incident happened as a 17-year-old youth was walking up the Pram Walk from the Ordnance roundabout at Felixstowe.

As he got to the railway bridge at the bottom of Coronation Drive at about 10pm on August 29, he was approached by a man who spoke to him and tried to get him into his car.

The teenager refused and ran off.

The man is described as white, about 6ft 2in tall and of slim build. He had a northern accent. At the time he was wearing a dark baseball cap and dark clothing.

The vehicle is believed to have been a white Peugeot 106.

Anyone who saw the car in the Coronation Drive area or recognises the driver, or who saw the incident, is asked to contact Pc Jim Kerr of Felixstowe police on 01473 613500.

Officers are still trying to track down the man who approached the two young girls in Grange Farm Avenue and asked them if they would like a lift.

The man was said to be driving an old gold-coloured saloon, possibly with a cracked windscreen. He drove off along Runnacles Way.

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