8 December 2011
Police are appealing for witnesses or information after an
11-year-old girl was accosted in Eye at the beginning of the
She was walking along Castle Street in the town on the afternoon
of Thursday 1 December when she noticed the male driver of a blue
Ford Transit van staring at her. As she continued her journey, she
saw the same van on Church Street. She entered a shop there and the
van drove past.
Once she left the shop she walked along Buckshorn Lane, this was
at around 4.30pm. The driver was walking along the opposite side of
the road towards her – he crossed over and deliberately bumped into
her before walking away. She was unhurt but shaken and ran off to a
place of safety.
The man is described as an ‘older man’ of oriental appearance
and was smoking a cigarette in the van.
If you have any information about this incident or recognise the
description of the offender please call PC Jacqueline Thomas at Mid
Suffolk North Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.