Nine-year-old girls followed by truck

TWO nine-year-old girls were left “extremely shaken” after they were followed through a village housing estate by a sinister-looking truck with blacked out windows.

By James Mortlock

TWO nine-year-old girls were left “extremely shaken” after they were followed through a village housing estate by a sinister-looking truck with blacked out windows.

The youngsters were walking along Sandgalls Road, Lakenheath, when they became aware of the black vehicle behind them.

Mike Nunn, spokesman for the area's police, said the truck - described as “American-looking” with blacked out windows - appeared behind the pair between 3.30pm and 4pm on Monday and trailed them.


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“They cut through an alleyway but when they came out at the other end the vehicle appeared again and continued to follow them,” he said.

Mr Nunn said one of the schoolgirls went into an address on Sandgalls Road and the other carried on: “The girl who entered the address looked out of a window and witnessed the vehicle stop and a man with a dog get out.

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“He walked down the path towards the rear door of the house and then turned and jogged back to the vehicle and drove away.”

Mr Nunn said the incident was upsetting for the pair. “Both girls were extremely shaken by the incident. Police would now like to trace the driver of this vehicle as he may have an innocent explanation for his actions.

“Police would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area between the stated times or anyone who recognises the description or has information to assist with inquiries.”

The man was white, about 5ft 8in tall, with dark brown hair which was shaved short all over with spiked bits at the front.

He appeared to be in his late 40s and was wearing a black coat with two stripes on it and the logo Umbro printed on the front and dark brown cord trousers. The dog was described as a Jack Russell type, with a white coat and ginger and black spots.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Adam Haylock on 01284 774100 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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