Gardai investigate suspicious approach to young boy outside Limerick school

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

GARDAI have launched an investigation after receiving a complaint that a middle-aged man made a suspicious approach to a young boy outside a school on the northside of the city.

GARDAI have launched an investigation after receiving a complaint that a middle-aged man made a suspicious approach to a young boy outside a school on the northside of the city.

The incident, which happened in the Caherdavin area, was only reported to gardai in recent days, but happened almost a month ago.

“On Tuesday, September 27, a young boy who was leaving school was approached by a man who was driving a red seven seater car,” said crime prevention officer, Sgt Brian Broderick who described the driver as being in his mid-forties.

“He had grey curly hair and a light goatee type beard and was wearing a white or grey stripy t-shirt,” he said.

According to gardai, the boy did not approach the car and the driver proceeded to drive off. “This may have been an innocent approach however it may not have been,” said Sgt Broderick who added that gardai are anxious to speak with the man.

According to investgating gardai, the car being driven by the man was relatively new and had a grill dividing the boot and the back two seats.

“Anybody who may have seen this car or who may know this man, is asked to contact the Gardaí at Mayorstone at 061 456980 or any Garda station,” said Sgt Broderick.

*A full version of this story was published in the print edition of Limerick Leader, dated October 26, 2011.