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.”