Van driver approached 13-year-old girl and asked for kiss in Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich

Police are investigating. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are investigating. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for information after a 13-year-old girl was approached by a man in a van in Ipswich.

The incident happened at around 2pm on Maidenhall Approach on Wednesday, August 2.

The man was driving a white van which was described as having no rear windows and had dark lettering on the side.

He asked if the girl wanted a lift and then asked her for a kiss and requested she get into the van.

The teenager refused and the van left in the direction of Belstead Avenue.


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Officers would like to speak to the driver, who was alone in the van and is described as mixed race – possibly Asian or eastern European.

He was in his late 30s, had brown hair and was balding.

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Police are urging anyone who knows who he is, saw a man in the area during the time stated matching the description given or has knowledge of the incident should call Suffolk police on 101, quoting crime number 37/52324/17.

The news comes after a similar incident near Asda in Tiptree on Monday.

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