Children approached by man at Stroud

STROUD: Children were approached at the pool.
STROUD: Children were approached at the pool.

Police are appealing for information following reports of a child being approached at Stroud.

Police have been told four girls aged between five and 16 were at a swimming pool on Cowper Street, Stroud, when they were approached by a man unknown to them about 3pm on Sunday, October 6.

He made multiple comments towards the girls, to which they did not respond and left the pool. They returned to a nearby campsite and alerted their parents. The man followed the children back to the campsite before leaving the location in a green hatchback.

Detectives from Port-Stephens Hunter Police District were notified, and an investigation commenced. The man is only described as being in his mid to late 50s, with short white hair, wearing a dark-coloured check button-up shirt and cream shorts.

Anyone who may have seen a green hatchback in the area at the time is urged to contact Raymond Terrace Police on 49 837599 or contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.