News

Cops help keep our kids safe

A YOUNG Tyalgum girl was approached by a suspicious man early last night in a scary incident prompting police to remind parents to talk to their children about safety.

About 6pm the man attempted to entice the 11-year-old girl, however she ran to a nearby building and reported the incident.

The man reportedly fled the scene.

Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were alerted and commenced inquiries to identify and find the man.

"The man's been described as being approximately 40 years old, 180cm tall with a medium build, tanned complexion and long brown hair," a police spokesman said.

He was last seen wearing a T-shirt, brown knee-length shorts, Dunlop Volley shoes and a beanie.

It is also believed he may be driving a small dark blue sedan.

Police urge anyone with information about the incident to contact Tweed Heads Police Station on 07 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The incident has prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the 'Safe People, Safe Places' messages with their children, including:

  • Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.
  • Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.
  • Know where safe places are - a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.
  • Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help - police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.
  • Don't talk to people you don't know and never get into a car with someone you don't know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don't know the person inside, do not stop.
  • If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.
  • If someone tries to grab you, yell out, 'Go away, I don't know you'. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don't know.

Topics:  child safety crime police stranger danger tyalgum



Oasis in Oxley Cove estate

14 Midship Court, Banora Point

Check out this week's feature property.

Tweed's overgrown with winning flowers

TOP SOIL: Murwillumbah gardeners Bev and Allan Martin proudly show off their garden.

It's not too late to sign up to the Murwillumbah Garden Competition.

Ulysses blanket ride to support homeless

HELPING OUT: Secretary Linda Nicastri (third from left) and the Tweed Border Ulysses Motorcycle Club will hold their second Annual Blanket Run in support of Homeless Peoples Week on July 30

Bikers who 'grow old disgracefully' ride for charity.

Local Partners

Someone farted on The Bachelor

MATTY J’s romantic return as The Bachelor has been sullied on the first night — with one of the hopefuls letting one rip

MOVIE REVIEW: War for the Planet of the Apes

A scene from the movie War for the Planet of the Apes.

Andy Serkis monkeys around with Apocalypse Now.

Ninja Warrior airs clips of dead contestant Johann Ofner

Johann Ofner has been identified as the man shot dead in an incident in the Brisbane CBD this afternoon

He was killed before the series went to air.

Meet 7 of the Fraser Coast's most eligible bachelors

Fraser Coast eligible bachelor - Bobbi Depp.

Are you single and looking for love?

Justin Bieber speaks after cancelling 14 concerts

Helal’s selfie with Bieber

So is he starting his own church or not?

Kendall Jenner's raunchy pose could breach standards

Kendall Jenner

Other celebs including Rita Ora, Bella Hadid posted similar shots.

Tenant: Let me rent, I'll fix your property and pay for it

Noosaville tenant Tony Conyers thought his tenancy was guaranteed until 2035, so he spent his own money on the property. Now he's been told he may not be able to stay for even one more year.

Renter spent $30k on maintaining, improving property over 17 years

TENANTS FROM HELL: See the mess left by evicted couple

DISGUSTING: Mess left by evicted tenants. Owner of the Mongogarie property Christine Beatty has been left at least $5000 out of pocket.

Couple were 'living large' while not paying their rent

How Gladstone's cheapest and most expensive homes stack up

SPECTACULAR: This home on Springs Road, Agnes Water, is selling in the mid-$2 million range.

With the market currently low, now is the time to invest.

Billionaire faces off with NSW Premier over Kings Forest

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian answers questions at the Tweed Chamber of Commerce.

Gladys Berejiklian visited the Tweed today.