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Police appeal for information following child approach and obscene exposure – Parramatta

Police are appealing for public assistance following reports of a child approach and obscene exposure in Parramatta yesterday.

About 8.40am (Thursday 21 July 2016), a 14-year-old girl was walking along a footpath within the Queens Wharf Reserve on George Street, adjacent to Parramatta River.

Police have been told an unknown man approached the girl, before exposing himself and speaking to her.

The girl ran from the scene and informed a teacher, who alerted police.

Officers attached to Parramatta Local Area Command commenced an investigation.

As inquiries continue, police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist them.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, in his late 50s, about 155cm tall, of large build, with a big stomach, and very short white hair which is balding.

The man was seen wearing grey tracksuit pants, a long-sleeved jumper and had a dishevelled appearance.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including;

  • Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.
  • Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets or use paths where there are lots of people.
  • Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.
  • Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.
  • Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.
  • If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.
  • If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.
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