Police are investigating an incident where a child was approached by a man in Seven Hills yesterday.
About 8.30am yesterday (Monday 10 September 2012), a nine-year-old girl was walking to school when a man seated at a bus stop on Sackville Street spoke to her.
The girl ignored the man ran into the school grounds when she looked back the man was standing near the school gates.
The girl reported the incident to her teacher and principal.
The man involved is described as being of Indian appearance, in his thirties wearing a white coloured jumper.
Police conducted a canvass of the area, but did not locate the man.
Police from Blacktown Local Area Command now wish to speak with a man who may be able to assist with these inquiries.
Meanwhile, parents are again being encouraged to teach their children the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages, 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.