Young boy left terrified after being approached by woman whilst walking to school

Police are appealing for witnesses after a child was approached in Coffs Harbour last week.

About 8.45am (Thursday 6 August 2015), a 10-year-old boy was walking on Beryl Street near the intersection of Taldra Street, when the driver of a Toyota Camry beeped the horn and flashed the head lights, before stopping near him.

The driver, a woman, spoke to the boy. She then got out of the Camry and approached him, the boy became afraid and walked away from her.


On arriving at school he informed his teacher who contacted police.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information that may assist with their inquiries.

The woman was described to officers as being of African appearance, aged between 20 and 30, 160cm tall, with dark shoulder length hair and she was wearing green long sleeve shirt with a white shirt over the top.