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Boy approached by male cyclist in Starcross

Boy approached by male cyclist in Starcross

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:40pm 11th March 2020. (Updated at 5:31pm 11th March 2020)

A 13-year-old boy was approached by a man who tried to engage him in an inappropriate conversation in a village in Devon.

Police say it happened between 3pm and 4pm on Saturday 7th March at traffic lights on the A379 at Cockwood, Starcross.

The suspect is described as being a white male, aged in his late 60s/early 70s, 5’9” to 5’10” tall, with fair hair.

He was wearing small lensed glasses, blue baggy jeans and a dark blue fleece.

Officers say the man, who was riding an electric bike, had been seen along the cycle path numerous times on previous weekends.

The boy rode off in the direction of Dawlish Warren and saw the man ride past him again.

Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who saw the male fitting the description.

Anyone with information is asked to email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting CR/020309/20.  Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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