Police investigating 'suspicious approach' to young girls in East Belfast park

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Police are investigating reports of a suspicious approach to two young girls in East Belfast yesterday evening.

A man is alleged to have made a lewd remark to the 10 and 11 year olds in Orangefield Park at around 4.30pm.

It's claimed he also tried to grab one of the girls by the arm.


A PSNI statement said:

"Police are appealing for witnesses after a man made a suspicious approach to two girls in Orangefield Park in East Belfast."

"At around 4.30pm on Friday 2 August the girls, aged 10 and 11, were approached by a male who made a lewd remark and attempted to grab one of the girls by the arm."

"The suspect is a white male in his mid to late twenties, around 5’ 10” tall with dark hair and a goatee. He’s described as being tanned and was wearing shorts and a white t-shirt with grey camouflage on the sleeves."

"Anyone who was in the area and who saw this male or witnessed the interaction with the girls is asked to contact police on 101."

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