Investigation launched following reports of man approaching girls in Knaphill

Investigation launched following reports of man approaching girls in Knaphill.

Surrey Police is investigating after reports that a man approached two girls in Knaphill and offered them money.

The incident was reported to officers on 5 May from the father of a five-year-old girl who said he had seen her talking to a man in an old-style green vehicle in Nursery Road. He became suspicious and called to his daughter and the man drove off.

Officers also received reports of a man in a car with a similar description approaching a five-year-old girl outside the Co-Op supermarket in the High Street around 4pm on 29 April.

The girl said the man, who was driving a dark green vehicle, stopped alongside her and asked if she wanted a pound. She took the money but threw it on the ground because she said it felt plastic.

She described the man as white with a wrinkled face and hands.

Woking Neighbourhood Commander Inspector John Davies said: “Firstly, I would like to reassure the local community that we are aware of these incidents and are investigating to try to establish what has taken place. The Safer Neighbourhood Team is working closely with the local community and has stepped up patrols in the area. We do not have a lot of information at the moment but we would encourage anyone who is approached by a man in a car matching this description to contact police straightaway. Please report any suspicious behaviour to the police on 101 or on 999 if a crime is in progress.”

If you have any information, or wish to report a similar incident, please contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number WK/13/2648.

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