Police manhunt after Hatfield girl, 7, followed in street

PUBLISHED: 13:30 30 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 26 October 2009

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl was followed and then approached by a man. The youngster was walking along Northfield, off Longmead in Hatfield, at 9.50am this morning (Tuesday) when she noticed a small white vehicle was driving slowly behind her. A man then got ou

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl was followed and then approached by a man.

The youngster was walking along Northfield, off Longmead in Hatfield, at 9.50am this morning (Tuesday) when she noticed a small white vehicle was driving slowly behind her.

A man then got out of the vehicle and approached the girl, but she ran home and police were called.

Inspector Glen Channer said: "We are treating this incident seriously and officers are conducting extra patrols in the area.

"The girl did exactly the right thing by dialling 999 immediately.

"I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen this vehicle in the area or a man acting suspiciously around that time."

Call Hatfield police station on 01707 806833 with information.


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