Ab­duc­tion threat sparks po­lice alert

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

An in­ci­dent in Ex­mouth last week in which two men re­port­edly at­tempted to coax a young girl to get into their ve­hi­cle has prompted au­thor­i­ties to warn the com­mu­nity to be vig­i­lant.

Po­lice said they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing a re­port that a girl had been ap­proached by two men in an older-model white sedan on Le­froy Street, about 4:30pm on Tues­day, April 25, and asked her to get into the car.

The girl walked away into a house and there was no phys­i­cal con­tact be­tween her and the men.

Ex­mouth Dis­trict High School prin­ci­pal Ray Den­holm sent a let­ter home with stu­dents on Wednesday in­form­ing par­ents of the in­ci­dent and that the mat­ter had been re­ported to po­lice.

“I urge all chil­dren to take care when go­ing to and from school, and to re­port any­thing suspicious to their par­ents, the school and the po­lice,” he wrote.

The school rec­om­mended chil­dren travel in groups, walk on the right-hand side of the street so they could see on­com­ing traf­fic and re­main in vis­i­ble and well-lit ar­eas as some key ways to stay safe go­ing to and from school.

Po­lice asked any­one with in­for­ma­tion to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or make a re­port on­line at crimestop­per­swa.com.au.

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