Police appeal after young girl approached by man in Warminster

This Is Wiltshire: Inspector Lindsey Winter Inspector Lindsey Winter

Police are seeking information after receiving a report of a man approaching a young girl in Masefield Road, Warminster at 5.20pm yesterday (January 29).

The man is described as black, with black teeth and is reported to have offered the 10-year-old, who was out alone, a lift. The girl refused and the man then drove off towards Victoria Road.

He is described as having a large black estate car and wearing a distinctive top with red and blue sleeves and a grey body.

Police consider this to be an isolated incident, but if there are any other similar reports then the police do need to know.

Inspector Lindsey Winter said: “I appreciate this is a real worry especially for those living in the vicinity of Masefield Road, but this does appear to be an isolated incident at this time.

“It is really important that if there are any other similar sightings or reports then the police are informed as soon as possible so any searches or patrols can be made straight away.”

Work is ongoing to ascertain if the vehicle has been sighted elsewhere in the town especially those areas covered by CCTV.

Any witnesses who may have seen the vehicle or man should contact police on 101.

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11:55am Wed 30 Jan 13

Sazzer says...

Cant be many black men with black teeth knocking about?
Cant be many black men with black teeth knocking about? Sazzer

1:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

redrum says...

10 years old and out alone at this time when it is darkl, please tell me this fact is wrong. Thank god she is ok, this time.
10 years old and out alone at this time when it is darkl, please tell me this fact is wrong. Thank god she is ok, this time. redrum

1:48am Sat 2 Feb 13

beetawix says...

Sazzer wrote:
Cant be many black men with black teeth knocking about?
Please make sure you let police know of your findings
[quote][p][bold]Sazzer[/bold] wrote: Cant be many black men with black teeth knocking about?[/p][/quote]Please make sure you let police know of your findings beetawix

12:54pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

redrum wrote:
10 years old and out alone at this time when it is darkl, please tell me this fact is wrong. Thank god she is ok, this time.
Are you serious? 5.20 PM is hardly late, so what if it's dark. Kindly provide data that proves children are abducted more in the dark.
[quote][p][bold]redrum[/bold] wrote: 10 years old and out alone at this time when it is darkl, please tell me this fact is wrong. Thank god she is ok, this time.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? 5.20 PM is hardly late, so what if it's dark. Kindly provide data that proves children are abducted more in the dark. Mrs Donnyfly

4:20pm Sat 2 Feb 13

redrum says...

Nothing to do with day or night, as a loving parent where your kids are the most precious thing in the world, you just would not let a child of that age out alone day or night, this being the reason why. This child was lucky and got away, the next one may not. There are no excuses here for what could of been a tradgety.
Nothing to do with day or night, as a loving parent where your kids are the most precious thing in the world, you just would not let a child of that age out alone day or night, this being the reason why. This child was lucky and got away, the next one may not. There are no excuses here for what could of been a tradgety. redrum

3:30am Sun 3 Feb 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

If it's nothing to do with day or night why did you emphasise "at this time when it's dark". I'm willing to bet that occasionally you were outside on your own sometimes when you were ten. To say that children of that age should never be out on their own is just plain ridiculous. At what age should they be unwrapped from all the cotton wool then?
If it's nothing to do with day or night why did you emphasise "at this time when it's dark". I'm willing to bet that occasionally you were outside on your own sometimes when you were ten. To say that children of that age should never be out on their own is just plain ridiculous. At what age should they be unwrapped from all the cotton wool then? Mrs Donnyfly

6:55am Sun 3 Feb 13

redrum says...

At 10 the furthest myself and my brothers and sisters were was out in the back garden with a locked gate, my kids are no different. You see the gift of children are too precious to take risks with. At what age did you let yours out alone ?, My 13 yr old is allowed to town with friends during the day, my younger ones will not be allowed out until this age too. I have bought my kids up with a good understanding of strangers and there are police close in our family which helps when talking over dangers. However if a child of 10 is alone and in the dark as well there is a high chance of nobody seeing them if they are approached by someone/ dragged into a vehicle. Some may see it as cotton wool, most parents will see it as protecting the most precious people to you. It is the true love of a parent you see.
At 10 the furthest myself and my brothers and sisters were was out in the back garden with a locked gate, my kids are no different. You see the gift of children are too precious to take risks with. At what age did you let yours out alone ?, My 13 yr old is allowed to town with friends during the day, my younger ones will not be allowed out until this age too. I have bought my kids up with a good understanding of strangers and there are police close in our family which helps when talking over dangers. However if a child of 10 is alone and in the dark as well there is a high chance of nobody seeing them if they are approached by someone/ dragged into a vehicle. Some may see it as cotton wool, most parents will see it as protecting the most precious people to you. It is the true love of a parent you see. redrum

9:36am Sun 3 Feb 13

notscot says...

redrum wrote:
At 10 the furthest myself and my brothers and sisters were was out in the back garden with a locked gate, my kids are no different. You see the gift of children are too precious to take risks with. At what age did you let yours out alone ?, My 13 yr old is allowed to town with friends during the day, my younger ones will not be allowed out until this age too. I have bought my kids up with a good understanding of strangers and there are police close in our family which helps when talking over dangers. However if a child of 10 is alone and in the dark as well there is a high chance of nobody seeing them if they are approached by someone/ dragged into a vehicle. Some may see it as cotton wool, most parents will see it as protecting the most precious people to you. It is the true love of a parent you see.
Most parents love their kids. They all bring them up differently. Your way is not anothers' way. Provided a child is loved, supported and educated beyond just basic need - there isn't a "right" or "wrong" way.
It's just so darned easy to point the finger at the presumed failings on the part of others though, isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]redrum[/bold] wrote: At 10 the furthest myself and my brothers and sisters were was out in the back garden with a locked gate, my kids are no different. You see the gift of children are too precious to take risks with. At what age did you let yours out alone ?, My 13 yr old is allowed to town with friends during the day, my younger ones will not be allowed out until this age too. I have bought my kids up with a good understanding of strangers and there are police close in our family which helps when talking over dangers. However if a child of 10 is alone and in the dark as well there is a high chance of nobody seeing them if they are approached by someone/ dragged into a vehicle. Some may see it as cotton wool, most parents will see it as protecting the most precious people to you. It is the true love of a parent you see.[/p][/quote]Most parents love their kids. They all bring them up differently. Your way is not anothers' way. Provided a child is loved, supported and educated beyond just basic need - there isn't a "right" or "wrong" way. It's just so darned easy to point the finger at the presumed failings on the part of others though, isn't it? notscot

12:20pm Sun 3 Feb 13

redrum says...

Each to their own, every parents job is to keep their children safe from harm. It is not about pointing a finger it is about learning from others misfortunes, luckily this child is not harmed and maybe it will make other parents think to avoid this happening again.
Each to their own, every parents job is to keep their children safe from harm. It is not about pointing a finger it is about learning from others misfortunes, luckily this child is not harmed and maybe it will make other parents think to avoid this happening again. redrum

9:49pm Sun 3 Feb 13

notscot says...

redrum says...
12:20pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Each to their own, every parents job is to keep their children safe from harm. It is not about pointing a finger it is about learning from others misfortunes, luckily this child is not harmed and maybe it will make other parents think to avoid this happening again.”
Are you blind, or just daft?
redrum says... 12:20pm Sun 3 Feb 13 Each to their own, every parents job is to keep their children safe from harm. It is not about pointing a finger it is about learning from others misfortunes, luckily this child is not harmed and maybe it will make other parents think to avoid this happening again.” Are you blind, or just daft? notscot

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