Child approached in Cabramatta

Police are appealing for information after a girl was approached at Cabramatta yesterday, NSW Police say.

About 5pm today, a 14-year-old girl was walking home near the intersection of Junction and National Streets when she was approached by a man in a car.

The car – only described as being purple with four doors, possibly a station wagon – stopped next to her on Junction Street.

Police were told a man driving the car asked for directions before exposing himself to her.

The girl walked away and the car drove off before the driver again returned and drove slowly past and called out to her in a lewd manner.

The car was last seen driving along Liverpool Street.

Police from Cabramatta Local Area Command were notified of the incident and following investigations, would like to speak with a man who may be able to assist with inquiries.

He is described as being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, about 35 years-old with black hair. He was last seen wearing an orange jacket and brown pants.

Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including;

– Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.

– Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.

– Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.

– Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.

– Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.

– If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.

– If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.