John Gass

Uki man no threat to children or community

TWEED police said they understand parents in the community are concerned about an alleged creeper but want to assure the community there's no cause for concern.

A Facebook post by mother Julia Foster said her children were approached by a man at a bus stop on the Murwillumbah route.

"My kids were approached by a man at their bus stop this morning and lucky the school bus came," the post, which has been shared more than 400 times, said.

"This guy had been stalking the school bus route from Murwillumbah apparently, so we went out looking for him and were lucky enough to find him.

"I hope they don't let him go but please...watch out for this vehicle with your kids."

Tweed-Byron Local Area Command crime coordinator Sergeant Stuart Crawford said police had looked into the complaint.

"We spoke to a man at Uki," he said.

"Police have no concerns but are aware of this man.

"We will be engaging the services of the health department to assist with the man."

The man is believed to be mentally unwell but not a risk to children.



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