Limerick gardai investigate “suspicious approach” to schoolboy

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Gardai at Mayorstone Park are investigating a suspicious approach to a schoolboy
GARDAI are investigating an incident during which a suspicious approach was made to a schoolboy.

GARDAI are investigating an incident during which a suspicious approach was made to a schoolboy.

The incident happened at around 4.20pm on September 16, last as the child was walking home in the Corbally area.

Gardai say a man who was driving a grey coloured four door estate vehicle approached a young boy and offered him a lift.

“This male is described as being African American race and approximately 20 to 30 years of age. This male asked the young boy if he wanted a lift. It is alleged the male then open the boot and again asked if he wanted a lift, the boy in this incident was very sensible and ran home and told his parents what had happened,” said a garda spokesperson.

“Given the serious and concerning nature of this incident, we would again like to remind parents to ensure their children are aware of the importance of not taking lifts from any strangers and always make someone aware if any such incident did occur. We would also advise that they do not walk home alone try to walk with a trusted adult or in a group,” added the spokesperson.

Gardai at Mayorstone Park are investigating and would welcome information from anyone who noticed the vehicle in the Corbally Area or acting suspiciously around schools in recent weeks.

They can be contacted at (061) 456980.