Police hunt strangers who ask York girl, 16, to get into their van

3 Dec 2014 @ 7.23 pm
| Crime, News

York Road, Strensall. Photograph: Google Street View
Police are trying to trace two men who drove their van alongside a 16-year-old girl and asked her to get inside.

The incident happened on York Road, Strensall, at about 3.55pm on Tuesday (December 2). The girl was walking along the road when the white van pulled up alongside her.

The occupants asked her to get in the van. The girl refused and told the men no.

Then the vehicle drove off towards the mini roundabout on York Road. The men made no attempt to get out of the van or touch the girl.

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The men were driving a white panel van with black writing on the side.

The driver is described as white, aged around 30, of slim build with short brown hair, a short beard and was wearing a hi-vis jacket.

The passenger is described as white, aged around 23, of medium build with medium length brown hair and was clean shaven.

He was wearing a grey hooded top and black trousers.

Police are appealing to the occupants of the van to contact them to explain their actions. They also want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the van and its occupants from the description.

Police are also keen to speak to the driver of a blue Vauxhall Corsa which was behind the van and was being driven by a woman with two children in the vehicle.

Anyone who can help should call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Robert Knight. Or email [email protected].

Please quote reference 12140208513 when passing on information.

Police stressed this incident is not connected to the attack on a York school girl on Friday, November 28.

A man has been arrested and charged to court in respect of that incident.