Police urge teens to come forward


Police are appealing for two teenage girls to come forward after an incident in a park in Hamilton yesterday.

Police have been told two teenage girls – believed to be aged around 16 and 17 – were walking through Gregson Park at Hamilton at about 10.30pm yesterday (Thursday 5 November), when they were approached by a man.

The man reportedly spoke to the girls before they ran to a nearby hotel as the man left the scene in a late 1990s-model white Toyota Hilux utility.

A security guard at the hotel – who assisted the girls – reported the incident to Newcastle City Police District officers. He has told police the ute drove past the venue several times before leaving towards Tudor Street.

Detectives are hoping to speak with the girls involved in the incident, as well as anyone who may have witnessed or heard anything in the Gregson Park area.

Police have been told the man’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 175cm to 180cm tall, with a medium build and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.