TUESDAY 5.15pm: Police would like to thankmembers of the public after an appeal for information was made regarding an alleged child approach in Kempsey. The report has proven unsubstantiated.
Officers attached to Mid North Coast Local Area Command were alerted to the incident and launched an investigation.
Following inquiries, police have found the child approach report to be unsubstantiated and do not believe the incident occurred.
Officers continue to encourage people to report child approach incidents to them and thank the media and public for their assistance.
MONDAY: Police are appealing for information after a child was approached by a man in a Kempsey supermarket on Monday.
About 10.40am, an eight-year-old girl was at a supermarket on Belgrave Street at Kempsey with her grandmother, when she was approached by an unknown man.
Investigators have been told the man spoke briefly with the girl before attempting to hug her.
The girl pushed the man away and the man left the location a short time later.
Officers attached to Mid North Coast Local Area Command were later alerted to the incident and launched an investigation.
They’re continuing their inquiries and would now like to speak with a man who may be able to assist.
The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 30s, of a skinny build and he was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and yellow shorts.
Anyone who knows the man’s identity, or has any information that could assist police, is urged to come forward.