Man tries to tempt group of children into back of van with Justin Bieber tickets in Woodbridge

Police are appealing for information.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are appealing for information. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for information after a man asked a group of children to get in the back of his van in Woodbridge.

At around 9pm on Friday, June 30, the group of children were approached by a grey-haired man outside a convenience store in Hasketon Road.

He then asked them to get in the back of his white transit van, offering them concert tickets for sale.

It is believed he claimed the tickets were to see Justin Bieber.

The children refused and the man drove away.


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He is described as being between 40 and 50 years old with a tanned complexion, grey hair and was wearing a grey sweatshirt.

Officers are keen to hear from anybody who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area at time.

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In light of the incident, police have asked parents to remind their children about how to stay safe and have issued the following advice.

•If you’re out and about then stay together with friends and look after each other

•Do not speak to or accept lifts or gifts from strangers

•If you think you are being followed then go into a shop and ask for help, or head for a busy place

•Report anything suspicious to the police immediately

Anyone with any information about Friday’s accosting should contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference number 37/45353/17.

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