Police searching for van

08:24, Nov 09 2012

Invercargill police are seeking witnesses who might have seen a van load of males approach a 13-year-old girl today.

Constable William McKerchar said about 8.15am the girl was walking to school and was approached by a van load of males.

The van followed the girl up Ness St between Dalrymple St and Balmoral Dr for about five minutes.

They opened the door of the van, spoke to the girl, before she ran into Russell Square fearing for her safety, police said.

The van has been described as white with black tints on the rear windows and dirty on the outside.

The driver was described as a european male, with dark shoulder length hair, scruffy look and was wearing a black hoodie with green Maori design down the sides.

The male in the rear of the van was described as having long fingernails, european with thin eyebrows.

Both were thought to be in their 30s.

Anyone with information should contact Invercargill police.

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