Police hunting man after boy injured in frightening child approach

A young boy has fought off a man who grabbed him on the arm in a frightening child approach at Hornsby.

NSW police said that around 7.15pm on Monday, the 13-year-old boy was riding his bicycle on George Street when he was allegedly grabbed on the arm by a man who asked him several questions.

“The boy shook him off, suffering minor injuries, and crossed the intersection on his bicycle at Peats Ferry Road,” police said in a statement.


“The man followed him for a short distance before he was last seen running north on George Street.”

Detectives are now hoping to speak with a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a tanned complexion, of a thin build, tall, aged in his 50s, with long blond hair and a slight droop on the right side of his mouth.

The man was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with the letters ‘DKNY’, tracksuit pants with a tear in the rear and sneakers with torn sides.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

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