Man charged after child approached, stalked while riding her bike

A man has been charged after a young girl was approached and stalked at Mullumbimby yesterday.

Police said that around 4.00pm, an 11-year-old girl was riding a bike on Murwillumbah Road, when a 24-year-old man in a Nissan Pintara allegedly spoke to her and followed her.

The girl screamed and rode away.


A  52-year-old man heard the girls screams and went to the street to investigate.

He was then assaulted by the younger man after he confronted him about what was going on.

The 24-year-old was arrested upon police arrival and taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with common assault, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

He is due to face Mullumbimby Local Court on Monday 28 November.