Dashcam appeal after suspicious van approaches girl
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We are appealing for information after a girl was approached by a man in a van as she walked home from school.
The 12-year-old was walking along the A515 at Fenny Bentley, near Ashbourne, when the driver of a van approached and offered her a lift.
When she refused, he drove off but returned a short time later and offered again, before eventually driving off in the direction of Ashbourne.
The incident happened between 2.40pm and 3pm on Thursday 6 May.
Although incidents of this nature may sound alarming, we would like to reassure people that they are rare and in this case, isolated.
The driver was white, in his 40s, and had white and ginger hair that was short at the front and longer at the back, tied in a ponytail. He was wearing a high visibility jacket.
The van was described as small, white in colour with no obvious marking or branding, and was possibly a Citroen Berlingo or similar.
As part of our investigation into the incident, we are wanting to hear from drivers with dashcam devices who were travelling on the A515 near Ashbourne around the time of the incident.
We also want to hear from anyone who recognises the description of the driver.
Anyone who can help should get in touch using one of the below methods, quoting reference 21000251103.
- Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.