Police search for two drivers following incidents in Beyton and Bury St Edmunds
POLICE want to speak to two motorists and are appealing for help in finding them.
They are asking the driver of a medium sized navy blue car to come forward following an incident which took place in Church Road, Beyton, between 4-5pm on Friday.
A nine-year-old girl was waiting for some friends, standing in an alcove at the Bury Road crossroad junction, when the dark blue car – similar to a Honda Accord – travelling from the Hessett direction pulled up at the junction.
A man driving the car wound down the window and asked her if she was OK. The girl said she was and that she was waiting for some friends.
He asked if she wanted a lift anywhere and when she said no he left.
Police have spoken to the girl again this afternoon and they now believe there may be an innocent explanation for the incident, but are appealing for the driver to come forward.
Detective Inspector David Giles said; “It is possible that the driver may just have been concerned to see a young girl standing there on her own but clearly it has raised concerns and the girl has rightly refused the offer and gone to report the incident to her parents straight away. If there is an innocent explanation it is now important that the driver involved comes forward.”
The man involved is described as white, in his 30s or 40s, with short dark hair and was wearing a cream/brown jumper.
Police are making enquiries into the incident, including carrying out house to house enquiries and trying to trace the vehicle.
They are asking anyone who was in the area around this time who may have seen what happened to get in touch.
Following publicity about this, police have also taken a report of an incident that happened around 6.30pm on Tuesday in Bradbrook Close, Bury St Edmunds.
An eight-year-old boy was walking along when he noticed a dark coloured car being driven slowly alongside him.
The driver - described as a white man, possibly around 30, with dark hair - did not stop, gesture or talk to the boy, but appeared to be staring at him.
The incident was not reported to police until yesterday and there may be an innocent explanation for this too but police need both drivers involved to come forward.
If this was you – or if you have any information about who it was – call Suffolk Police on 101.
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