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Warning as young girls are approached by a stranger

By Staff Reporter

An Assembly member has said he is shocked after reports of a suspicious approach to two young girls in Bangor.

Police are investigating a link between this latest incident and similar ones towards the end of February in Kilcooley estate, in which a number of young children were approached.

The PSNI said that at around 4pm yesterday, two young girls were approached by a man in Clanmorris Close who asked them to go into an entry with him to keep watch while he went to the toilet.

The children refused to go with the man. Neither child was physically touched during the incident.

The man was described as being aged in his early 20s, of medium build, around 5ft 10ins tall, with brown scruffy sideburns.

He was wearing a baggy black hooded top with the hood up, baggy black tracksuit bottoms and a grey or white peaked cap.

North Down DUP MLA Gordon Dunne said: "This is very worrying and I know it has caused concern to the local community, particularly after similar reports in recent months.

"I would urge anyone with any information to contact the PSNI. My thoughts and prayers are with the young girls and their families following this alarming incident.

"It serves as a reminder to parents to remain vigilant and warn children to report any suspicious activity and be wary of strangers."

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