Sydney girl escapes after being approached by man

A girl has told police she was approached by a man in Sydney’s south west.

The 14-year-old said she was walking along Leacocks Lane in Casula at 4:00PM on Tuesday when a man walking behind called out to her.

Police have been told the man held out his hands and gestured for her to come to him.


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But she ran home and told her parents who contacted police the following day.

Officers would like to speak to a man described as being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance with a medium build, large eyes, balding with a small amount of dark hair.

The man was last seen wearing a brown and olive sweater with a red and while line across the chest along with grey and beige coloured tracksuit pants.

Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including;

– Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.
– Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.
– Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.
– Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.
– Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.
– If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.
– If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.