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Clifton: Police image after schoolgirls on way to school approached by man

Police are appealing for information after reports two schoolgirls were approached by a man as they walked to school.

The man, who was wearing a face covering, was acting suspiciously when he approached the girls near Flower Park in Southchurch Drive, Clifton, at around 8.20 am on Thursday 7 March 2024.

He reportedly hid behind cars, crossed the road when the girls did, and ran when they did.

Police arrived on scene within minutes of the report and searched the area but there was no trace of the man.

He is described as being white and aged in his 30s. He was wearing blue jeans, grey trainers, and a blue hooded jacket with red on the inside.

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Superintendent Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The girls were not spoken to by the man and were not harmed but they were left shaken by what happened. They managed to leave the scene on foot to a place of safety.

“Neighbourhood and response officers are aware of this incident and patrols have been increased in the area to provide reassurance while we continue with our inquiries into this incident.

“While we have not received any further reports of a similar nature since this report, we treat these types of incidents seriously and I’d encourage anyone with concerns or information to speak to our officers when they see them.

“As part of our ongoing inquiries we have released an image of a man we want to identify and speak to in connection with this incident.

“We appreciate the image is blurry and the man’s face is covered, however we are appealing for anyone who may recognise him from his distinctive clothing to please come forward with any information they have to help us identify him.

“Similarly, officers would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dashcam or CCTV footage of what happened.

“Our inquiries remain ongoing. If you have any information please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 142 of 7 March 2024, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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