Police hunt man accused of approaching children at Lennox Head, Byron Bay

POLICE in New South Wales are searching for a man who allegedly approached two little children at separate events on the state’s far north coast.

The first incident occurred at a festival at Lennox Head on Tuesday morning, 11 July.

Police have been told a man approached a nine-year-old girl at the event on Ballina Street around 10.30am before he was ordered to leave the grounds by event organisers.


Then, around 5pm that afternoon, a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man at Belongil Beach in Byron Bay.

The girl left the beach with her family and the man walked away.

In a statement, police confirmed they believe the incidents are linked.

The man was described to police as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 60s, 177cm-179cm tall, with a solid build and grey facial hair.

He was seen wearing wooden beads, rainbow-coloured shirt, tights and a black beanie and was seen driving a light grey Volkswagen transporter.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.