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Two young girls approached by man who told them to get in van - reports

The driver of the van was described as being around 40 years old and was wearing a black baseball cap.

POLICE IN NEWTOWNABBEY, Co Antrim are appealing for information after two young girls were reportedly approached in a playpark at around 11am this morning.

The girls reported that as they were leaving the park on Lismenary road, Ballynure, a man driving a white van called over to them and asked them to get inside.

A man who was passing by asked the driver what he was doing before he drove off in the direction of the nearby Larne Line.

The driver of the van was described as being around 40 years old and was wearing a black baseball cap.

Constable Lowry has appealed to anyone who may have noticed a white van being driven in the Lismenary Road area at the time of the incident to contact officers at Newtownabbey on 101 quoting reference number 525 11/06/16.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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