Alliance East Belfast Cllr Judith Cochrane has urged parents to be vigilant following approaches made in children in the East Belfast area. Four separate times, a man in a silver car was spotted acting suspicious near children, police are investigating a link between them. A man in a silver car tried to grab two young boys into his car on Saturday night on Euston Street, a man in a silver car approached a girl on Lord Street on Tuesday before she ran away, a man in a silver car talked to a boy on Wednesday on Clarawood Park and a man in a silver car was acting suspicious in the Beersbridge area.
Cllr Judith Cochrane said: “As a parent myself, I know that concern for the safety of their children is always at the front of a parent’s mind and there will be even more worry following these incidents. I would ask people to be vigilant for any further approaches to children and remind children of the dangers of talking to strangers
“The Police are investigating a link between these incidents and I am glad that they are treating it with the seriousness it deserves.
“If anybody has any information about these incidents then they should contact the police.