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Child approach – Dural

Police are investigating after a child was approached at Dural earlier this week.

Around 3.30pm on Monday 15 May, a 12-year-old boy got off the bus on Old Northern Rd, Dural.

Police were told as he walked along Kenthurst Road, he saw a parked black four door car with two men in the front seats.

The driver of the vehicle gestured for the child to come over.

The child ran back to the bus stop and contacted his father, who reported the incident to police.

The first man is described as Caucasian, around 40 years of age, with a bald head.

The second man is described as having a dark complexion with a bald head,

The vehicle is described as possibly being an early model Holden Commodore.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Castle Hill Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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 other 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.

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.

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