Police Appealing For Information After Child Approach In Sydney's West

Scary reminder of the dangers.

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Police are currently appealing for assistance after a boy was approached in Sydney's west last weekend.

At approximately 6pm on Sunday February 4, a 12-year-old boy was approached by a man at Morgan Power Park in Kings Langley.

It is understood that the man sat down next to him and tried to engage in conversation, before the boy got up and moved.

The man followed, and took a photograph of the boy.

As the boy tried to leave, he was grabbed on the arm.

The boy kicked the man in the shin and ran off. The man is understood to have walked off in the opposite direction.

Upon arriving home, the boy told his father about the incident, and the police were then contacted.

Police are currently looking for a man who may be able to assist with enquiries.

He is described as being of Indian/Sub-Continental appearance. He is believed to be around 70-years-old, and was last seen wearing reading glasses, a dark blue jumper and dark red jeans.

Police have issued the following advice for children:

  • Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.
  • Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.
  • Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.
  • Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.
  • Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.
  • If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.
  • If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.