Police concern over men approaching children in west Hull
POLICE in west Hull are investigating following a number of reports of men in cars approaching children in the street over the last week.
On Thursday 13 September at 5pm, a small car with two men inside was reported to have approached a group of children aged 11 years in Kirklands Road.
One of the two men inside is said to have offered them a lollipop before the car moved off at a slow speed with the occupants watching the children.
The men inside were described as being dark skinned, possibly of mixed race. (LOG 485 13/09/12)
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Later the same day at around 6.35pm, a small silver coloured car with black numbers on is said to have approached two children aged 10 and 12 on Ainthorpe Grove.
The male driver spoke to the children, who ignored him. He then drove off. He is described as having dark skin, dark hair and spoke with an accent which was not local. (LOG 586 13/09/12)
On Wednesday 19 September a third report was made to police of a car approaching several children on Colwall Avenue and driving along very slowly while the youngsters were cycling in the street. The two men in the car are said to have been dark skinned. (LOG 564 19/09/12)
Police are investigating all the reports and looking into the possibility that they are linked.
Schools in the area have been made aware of the suspicious vehicles and officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Teams have been in the area but as yet the vehicles involved have not been identified.
PC Mike Robinson, Neighbourhood Beat Officer for Pickering Ward, said: "We need to trace the vehicles and the drivers in these incidents in order to speak to those involved and ascertain what they are doing and try to find out what their intentions are.
"The children involved have not been harmed in any way but they have been frightened by the incidents and we want to reassure them that they are safe."
Any witnesses to the incidents, or anyone with information about the vehicles or drivers involved, is asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 quoting the relevant log number or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.