Man arrested after ‘suspicious approach’ made to young girl

The DUP has clashed with the SDLP and UUP over acceptable staffing levels for the PSNI
The DUP has clashed with the SDLP and UUP over acceptable staffing levels for the PSNI

A 27-year-old man has been arrested after a suspicious approach was made to a 12-year-old girl in central Belfast.

The approach was made to the child yesterday (August 27).

The suspect is currently in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Phil McCullagh said “Police received a report that sometime between 5.00pm and 5.30pm on Saturday, 27 August a male approached a 12-year-old girl in the Bank Street/Royal Avenue area of Belfast.

“He lifted her off her feet, however she was able to break away.

“She was not injured during this incident.”

He added: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Police at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 1106 27/08/16. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”