Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Report of suspicious approach to children in Parklands

"Report of suspicious approach to children in Parklands, Christchurch"

Please attribute to Constable Kenneth Marriott

Police are investigating after receiving a report of three girls being approached by a suspicious male near Queenspark School, Christchurch.

The information passed to Police is that this occurred on Radiata Av, between Pinaster Pl and Broadhaven Av sometime between 0830 and 9am today.

It is understood the girls were first followed by the van on Broadhaven Av, before he approached the girls on Radiata Av.

The students did exactly the right thing by refusing the man’s demands for them to get in the vehicle, and then informing school staff about what happened.

The girls were understandably upset by this event.

They are being supported by their teachers, their families, and by Police.

Canterbury District Police is taking this matter seriously.

We are issuing the following description of the man and the vehicle in the hope that the public can assist us in our enquiries.

· A white van with no windows on its side.

· The vehicle has a black strip down its side, with the letter ‘K’ in the middle of the black line on both sides of the vehicle.

· The driver is described as Maori or Pasifika, believed to be in his mid-thirties.

· He was wearing a black t- shirt and black cap with white writing.

· He had a blue and green ‘flame’ tattoo on the side of his face

· He was described as having a very loud voice and there was no-one else in the vehicle.

We are now seeking the public’s assistance.

If anyone saw a van and driver this morning matching the descriptions given, we need to hear from you.

We are also appealing for any camera footage held by people in the area, either from security cameras, dash cams, cycle cams, or images from cellphones.

If you can help, please call Christchurch Central Police Station on 03 363 7400 or anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election