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Driver 'tried to lure child with sweets' in Belfast incident

By David Reed

A man attempted to lure a child into a van using sweets in west Belfast, police have said.

Officers received a report on Sunday evening in relation to a suspicious van in the Bell Steel Road/Woodside area.

The van is described as blue in colour with an English registration.

Details of the incident were reported on the PSNI west Belfast Facebook page.

An officer wrote: "At approximately 8.30pm, the occupant of this van has allegedly attempted to lure a child into the van, stating that they had sweets.

"Fortunately, the child had the sense to run and seek the help of a nearby passer-by.

"The van then drove off in the direction of the Stewartstown Road."

Police are urging any witnesses who were in the area to come forward with information in relation to this van by contacting 101 quoting CCS 1257 26/03/18.

They have also urged people to be vigilant.

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