Second accosting in a week

POLICE at Felixstowe are appealing for witnesses today after a man approached a ten-year-old girl in a shop and offered to buy her a toy.It was the second accosting incident in the town this week – and although officers do not believe they are linked, they have not ruled out any possibilities at this stage.

By Richard Cornwell

POLICE at Felixstowe are appealing for witnesses today after a man approached a ten-year-old girl in a shop and offered to buy her a toy.

It was the second accosting incident in the town this week - and although officers do not believe they are linked, they have not ruled out any possibilities at this stage.

The girl had entered the Woolworths store in Hamilton Road, while on a shopping trip with her family, about 3.45pm on Thursday .


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She was looking at some toys, on her own, when a man walked up behind her and asked her if she wanted him to buy one for her.

The girl walked away and rejoined family members. The incident was reported to police yesterday morning.

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The man is described as white, aged around 40, about 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall. He is of large build, with short dark brown hair, a dark brown moustache and a chubby face.

At the time he was wearing a long-sleeved dark navy polo shirt, black trousers and a black belt.

Police are asking the man, and anyone else with information about his identity or the incident, to call them on 01473 613500.

Officers are also trying to trace the driver of a silver saloon car after an incident involving a 10-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl in Old Felixstowe.

A man wearing a black hat got out of the car and said "Excuse me" to the children. He then got back into the car, drove to the Church Road junction, turned round and drove back along Gosford Way.

The incident happened around 7pm on Wednesday January 7.

Although there may be an innocent explanation for the incident, police are asking the man to come forward, or anyone with information to call Felixstowe police on 01473 613500.

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