October 19, 2021

Waterford girl (17) flees on foot after approach from man in van

A 17-year-old girl who was out walking in Waterford city yesterday had to make a run for it after being stopped by a man who had followed her in his van.

The incident happened on the Ballytruckle Road in Waterford City at 9.30 yesterday evening.

As the girl was walking, she noticed a white van acting suspiciously close by. The van then pulled up beside the girl and stopped her and started talking.

The frightened girl managed to flee the scene and get away from the man. She then contacted gardai.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in the area at that time to contact them on 051 305 300.


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