Police identify elderly man after incident involving young girl in village

The girl was approached on Glebe Way in Mendlesham

Police have now identified the man and he has been spoken to by officers - Credit: Google Maps

Police have identified an elderly man they wanted to trace following an incident involving an 11-year-old girl in Mendlesham. 

The girl was on a footpath on Glebe Way in the village on April 23 when she was approached by a man. 

The man commented that she ‘looked pretty’ before reaching out to her. The girl then went home and told her parents – she was unhurt.

Suffolk police said the man has now been identified and spoken to by officers. 

The force thanked the public for their help with the matter. 

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