Man charged, child approached in Mullumbimby

A man has been charged after allegedly approaching a girl in the state’s north yesterday, NSW Police say.

About 4pm today, an 11-year-old girl was riding a bike on Murwillumbah Road, Mullumbimby, when a 24-year-old man in a Nissan Pintara allegedly spoke to her and followed her.

The girl screamed and rode away.

A 52-year-old man overheard and went to the street to investigate.

Police will allege he approached the younger man on Main Arm Road and was assaulted.

Following the altercation, the older man detained him until officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command attended and arrested the 24-year-old man.

He was taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with common assault, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Mullumbimby Local Court on Monday 28 November 2016.

/Public Release.