Man asks child to 'hop' into car

POLICE are appealing for public assistance after a child was approached on the North Coast yesterday.

About 4pm, an 11-year-old boy was walking along Duncan’s Bridge Road, Coramba, with a small dog.

The boy told police that a man driving a silver-coloured vehicle stopped and asked him to hop into the car, about 400 metres from the Gale Street intersection.

The boy declined and walked away, with the car being driven off in the opposite direction.

Police were contacted by the boy’s school today after the child reported the incident to a teacher.

Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command are investigating the incident and would like to hear from anyone with information to assist them.

In particular, they would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Duncan’s Bridge Road yesterday afternoon.

Officers are still trying to determine whether there are any links with a report of a nine-year-old boy approached by a man in a silver vehicle on Sunday, June 20. Police are also continuing to appeal for information on that incident.

Anyone who can assist police should phone Coffs Harbour Police Station on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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