POLICE are searching for a blue ute, after a child was approached near Byron Bay.
About 4.30pm on Saturday, the 12-year-old boy was walking near the intersection of Rangle Road and Kallaroo Circuit at Ocean Shores when a blue single-cabin utility approached him.
Police have been told the driver asked the boy to get in the car, but he ran away.
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Officers from Tweed Byron Local Area Command are appealing for information about a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The man is described as about 45-years-old, with a medium build, short black hair, black stubble on his face and wearing large black sunglasses.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information that may assist with the investigation, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.