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Boy approached at Fairy Meadow

POLICE are investigating an incident where two boys were approached by a man at Fairy Meadow on Friday.Between 3.30pm and 4pm two boys aged 10 and four, were playing on a bush track at the southern end of Puckeys Estate near the Para Creek Estuary at Fairy Meadow.Police have been told the boy’s mother sat nearby with another child when a man on the track approached the boys.The man spoke to the boys urging them to go with him. As they tried to go around him, to return to their mother he allegedly tried to stop them. Eventually they were able to get past the man and returned to their mother who reported the incident.A search of the area by police could not locate the man. Neither child was harmed during the incident.Wollongong are investigating the incident and would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist with inquiries. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, bald and tanned. He was wearing a purple and silver shirt with a logo on the front, blue jeans and black thongs.At the time he was wearing gold coloured reflective sunglasses and carrying a jacket and green environmental, supermarket style shopping bag.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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