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Appeal for information after a reported child approach at Bulli

POLICE are appealing for information following the report of a child approach at Bulli earlier today.

An 11-year-old girl was walking along the bicycle pathway near the intersection of Trinity Row and Park Road, Bulli, when a man approached and spoke to the girl about 8.30am today (Saturday 28 May 2022).

A woman intervened and the man ran west along Park Road.

The incident was reported to officers from Wollongong Police who have commenced an investigation.

As inquiries continue, police would like to speak with the man who maybe able to assist them.

He is described as Caucasian appearance, in his 50’s about 170cm tall, olive skin, hazel eyes, dark brown hair and greying beard.

The man was wearing a black jumper,  black pants with white writing near the ankle and black Nike joggers.

Police are also appealing for the woman to contact officers.

Police are urging anyone with information or who has dashcam footage from the area at the time of the incident, to come forward and contact Wollongong Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.


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A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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