Patrols increased over reports of teenagers being approached in Kirk Hallam
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Patrols have been stepped up in the Kirk Hallam area following separate reports of teenage girls being approached.
We’re also appealing for anyone with information to come forward, which will help officers to investigate the incidents.
Two reports have been received during the past week, with the most recent taking place around 9.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 18 May) at Kirk Hallam skate park.
A girl was allegedly approached by a man who tried to pull her away, but she managed to break free and run off.
The man was described as wearing a dark coloured hoodie and jogging bottoms, gloves, a black face covering and black boots.
Between 5.30pm and 6pm on Saturday 15 May a girl reported being pulled into an alleyway near to a play area off Noskwith Street by a man.
He is described as aged in his early 20s, around 5ft 6in, and with brown hair that came to his shoulder. He wore a black coloured face covering, grey jogging bottoms and a denim jacket.
It is not known at this stage if the incidents are linked but inquiries are ongoing, and officers are carrying out increased patrols.
Inspector Ed Browne, who is in charge of policing in the area, said: “We are taking these reports very seriously, and an investigation is ongoing into these reports and officers are doing all we can to find out what has happened and identify those responsible.
“These reports are understandably causing alarm and concern within the community, and we would encourage anyone with information to contact us.”
Did you see or hear anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incidents, or do you have any information which could help our inquiries?
If so, please contact us on the below non-emergency details, and ask for your information to be sent to DC Charlotte Flint of South PPU.
- Facebook– send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter– direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website– complete the online contact form derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.