Hatfield white van man hunted by police
A MAN who approached two schoolgirls and asked them to get into his van is being hunted by police. Parents and pupils are being warned to stay on their guard after the man approached two 11-year-old girls in Hatfield on Friday, at around 9am. The incident
A MAN who approached two schoolgirls and asked them to get into his van is being hunted by police.
Parents and pupils are being warned to stay on their guard after the man approached two 11-year-old girls in Hatfield on Friday, at around 9am.
The incident took place in Birchwood Avenue, Hatfield.
PC Alasdair MacPhail said: "We do not want to unnecessarily alarm parents or pupils, but we want to alert parents and encourage pupil not to speak to strangers.
You may also want to watch:
"If anyone sees the man or recognises the description of the van, please contact police."
The man is white, in his early thirties and was wearing a black coat.
- 1 Upgrades to key shopping street will leave town 'well-placed' for future
- 2 Icy weather continues to suspend bin collections
- 3 Post delayed due to staff self-isolating at Royal Mail
- 4 Isabel Hospice closed to new admissions due to staff sickness
- 5 Police disperse large group near the university
- 6 More than 15 social housing homes open at £6.7 million development
- 7 The latest court results for Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar
- 8 COVID-19: Cases fall by hundreds but still above national average
- 9 Fine issued to funeral director after ‘clear and blatant breach’ of coronavirus rules
- 10 'We need to be heard and treated fairly' – dog groomers demand after not receiving COVID grant
The van is plain white with an orange light bar on top. It had electronic windows and a black bumper.
Hertfordshire Constabulary has increased patrols around the area, and is reminding residents to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour by calling police on 0845 33 00 222.