Young girl ran from van full of males

Last updated 05:00 10/11/2012

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A 13-year-old girl ran into Russell Square fearing for her safety yesterday morning when a van load of males followed her up the road.

Constable William McKerchar said the girl was walking to school about 8.15am. The van followed her up Ness St between Dalrymple St and Balmoral Dr for about five minutes, then the males opened the door of the van and spoke to the girl before she ran into Russell Square fearing for her safety.

The van was described as white with black tint on the rear windows and was dirty on the outside.

The driver has been described as European, no facial hair, with "scruffy look" dark hair to his shoulders in a bowl-like cut.

He was wearing a black hoodie with a green Maori design down the sides.

A European male in the rear of the van was described as having long fingernails with dirt underneath them, and thin eyebrows.

The front passenger was European, but no other description was been given, he said.

All males have been described as in their thirties.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or had info about it should contact the Invercargill police or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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- The Southland Times

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