Two strangers approached a York girl on her way to school – and police are warning everyone to remain alert.
The first man approached a girl near to the National Railway Museum on Leeman Road in York.
At around 8.45am on Wednesday (January 24), a 16-year-old girl was walking to school when a man approached the girl and told her to “walk”.
The girl managed to get away from the man.
A short time later, as she headed towards her school to report the incident, she was approached by a second man with an umbrella, who offered to walk with her.
It is not known if this interaction is connected to the first incident at this stage.
Have you seen them?
The first man is…
|in his early thirties|
|around 5ft 10in tall|
|of chubby build|
He was wearing
|a hooded jacket|
|and had his face covered|
The second man is…
|younger than the first man|
|of skinny build|
|ith black hair which was drawn back in the middle and shaven at the sides|
He was wearing
|a blue jacket|
|and was carrying a grey and blue backpack|
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Thankfully the girl did not go with the man and did the right thing by reporting it.
“Although we believe this was an isolated incident, our advice is to remain alert, but not alarmed and to report any suspicious behaviour immediately.”
Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed either incident, or recognises either man from the descriptions, to contact them.