Child approached in Lenah Valley

Police are investigating a report that a child was approached and followed by a man in Lenah Valley yesterday afternoon.

The primary school student reported that a man they didn’t know approached and then followed them for a few minutes as they were walking home after school.

The incident occurred about 3pm, on Lenah Valley Road, near the milk factory.

The man is described as being about 30 or 40 years old, about 170-175cm tall with grey/white hair and a medium build. He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants and black shoes and reflective glasses.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has information about the man, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

Parents are encouraged to talk about personal safety with their children:

  • Try to walk with friends if you can.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • And report any suspicious behaviour to the school, parents or police.
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