‘Suspicious approach’ to teenage girl in Ballycastle


Police are investigating a “suspicious approach” to a 16-year-old girl in Co Antrim.

The incident happened at 8.15pm on March 4 (Tuesday) as the schoolgirl was walking along Ramoan Road in Ballycastle.

A PSNI spokesman said a car drew up behind her and the male driver shouted obscenities at her.

“The girl then entered Leyland Road where the driver continued shouting obscenities at her,” he added.

“The driver then turned his car off and lunged across the passenger seat and attempted to grab her through the open passenger door.

“The girl made off and the driver left the area.”

Inspector John Allen added: “The driver is described as being aged 28/30 years old, thin build, but toned and had a shaved head. “He appeared to be tall in height and spoke with a broad country accent.

“The car is described as being a dull blue colour. It appeared to be quite old with some rust on it.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact PSNI in Ballycastle on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak anonymously on 0800 555 111.