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Police seek help after child approached at Scone

Hunter police are appealing for public assistance following a reported child approach at Scone.

About 1.45pm on Friday 12 March, a 14-year-old girl was walking along Susan Street when an SUV stopped near her.

The driver called out to her and asked if she would like a lift.

However, she declined, and the man continued driving.

The girl went to a nearby home and alerted family members, who then contacted police.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District have started inquiries.

An investigation into the incident is underway and police are appealing for assistance to identify the man and clarify the circumstances surrounding the episode.

He’s described as being of African appearance, about in his 40s or 50s, with a medium build and wearing a dark green shirt.

It is believed the vehicle was a grey or silver SUV with Queensland registration plates.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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