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Man arrested over mid-afternoon 'suspicious approach' to child

The incident happened shortly after lunchtime today.

The Shankill Road in Belfast.
The Shankill Road in Belfast.
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POLICE IN BELFAST have arrested a man in connection with a reported ‘suspicious approach’ to a child in the Shankill Road area today.

It happened just after 2.15pm.

Officers “have arrested a man who is currently helping police with enquiries,” a PSNI statement said.

“Police treat the safety of the public, and particularly children, with the highest priority,” Chief Inspector Norman Haslett said.

“I would appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have noticed any suspicious behaviour to contact Police at Musgrave Station on 101. Information can also be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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