Gardai probe ‘suspicious approach’ made to 7 year old

Gardai are investigating a “suspicious approach” made by a man to a seven year old girl in a residential area in Clonmel last week.

Gardai are investigating a “suspicious approach” made by a man to a seven year old girl in a residential area in Clonmel last week.

The incident occurred in the Melview Estate around 7pm on Tuesday, June 14.

A spokesman for Clonmel Garda Station said a man, described as being aged in his 40s, approached the child and asked her if she wanted to go to a place.

The little girl is understood to have ran away and reported the approach to her parents, who alerted the Gardai.

The Garda spokesman said they are following a definite line of enquiry into the incident.

He warned parents and children in Clonmel to be vigilant and advised them to report any suspicious incidents of people behaving in a suspicious manner to Clonmel Garda Station at (052) 6122222.