Child abduction false alarm

POLICE believe a man who approached a young girl in Casuarina yesterday may have simply been asking for directions.

Tweed Byron Superintendent Stuart Wilkins said police had a description of the car and registration number and were tracking down the man involved.

A NSW police spokeswoman said the 10-year-old girl was walking along Casuarina Way when she was approached by a man in a car who asked her for directions.

The girl reported the man to her parents who called police.

The spokeswoman said there didn't seem to be "anything unlawful" about the incident.

The incident comes after two attempted child abductions in Northern NSW in the last two weeks.

Last Sunday night a 10-year-old girl was approached by an overweight Middle Eastern man in his 40s outside a unit complex in Moss St, Kingscliff.

He was driving an old green Jaguar or similar sedan with a damaged driver's door and a tied-down boot.

Police believe the same man also approached two boys in Coffs Harbour the previous day.

Police have decided not to release a description of the man involved in yesterday's incident and believe it was unrelated.

If you have any information that could assist police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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