Moss St, Kingscliff, the scene of an attempted abduction on Sunday night.
Moss St, Kingscliff, the scene of an attempted abduction on Sunday night.

Attempted abduction at Kingscliff

POLICE have continued the search for the man who attempted to abduct a young girl in Kingscliff on Sunday night.

About 6.30pm the girl was outside her grandmother's unit when a man of Middle-Eastern appearance driving a green Jaguar-like sedan attempted to lure her into the car.

The young girl then ran back into the block of units and told her mother what had happened.

Despite extensive searches of the area the man is yet to be identified.

He is described as about 40 years old, of solid build, with short grey hair wearing black-framed reading glasses and a thick blue jumper.

She was not physically harmed.

Tweed Byron police were alerted and started patrols of the area on Sunday night but failed to locate any trace of the man or his car.

Acting Inspector Mal Kentwell said police continued their investigations yesterday, contacting schools, shops and neighbours in an effort to gather more information about the man's identity and possible location.

"We've issued media releases, put the information on Facebook and spoken to all the schools," he said.

"We're continuing our inquiries and want anyone with information to come forward."

The girl told police the man was of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance, about 40 years old, of solid build, with short, grey hair parted to the side.

He was wearing black-framed reading glasses, a thick blue jumper and spoke with an Australian accent.

The car was described as a green Jaguar, or similar, sedan with maps and papers strewn around the front and back seats.

There was damage to the driver's front door and the boot of the car was open, but tied down.

If you witnessed the incident or think you know the identity of the man or his whereabouts, contact Tweed police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Safety tips for kids

Avoid walking alone. Instead, walk with other family members, friends or an adult you know. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people

Make sure your parents or another adult you know is aware where you are at all times and always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to.

Know where safe places are: a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are frightened, go to one of these places and ask them to call police.

Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help: police officers, teachers, 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, call 000 and tell them you are scared.

CAN YOU HELP

If you have information contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000


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