Police search for man photographing, following children in rural area

by | Apr 4, 2021 | Cops, News | 0 comments

A man in his 50s driving a silver Ford Ranger ute has reportedly been photographing, following and approaching children in the Darwin rural area, NT Police said, in what they’ve described as “suspicious activity”.

In a statement, NT Police watch commander Len Turner called for the public’s assistance in identifying the man.

“Police are actively searching for this vehicle and the driver,” he said.

“We ask anyone who may have seen this vehicle or who has been approached to contact us on 131 444.”

Police did not say how many alleged incidents have occurred or if any of the children approached had been harmed.

CCTV images of the man were not released.

NT Police are also asking parents and carer to continue to teach the importance of being safe around strangers following the recent “suspicious activity” in the rural area.

Cmdr Turner said parents and carers are encouraged to remind children of the “3 R’s”: Recognising danger; React by yelling and running away; and Reporting the matter to a trusted adult.

Anyone with information about the man in the silver ute following children in the rural area is requested to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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