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


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.

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.

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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