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Newcastle Police Issue Stranger Danger Alert

It follows an incident at Waratah

Newcastle Police Issue Stranger Danger Alert

Police are investigating a stranger danger incident in Waratah.

A man walked up to a 10 year boy waiting at a bus stop in High Street on Monday afternoon, stood close to him and offered him a lift in his car.

The boy ran off back to his school and told staff who called police.

The man's described as being in his 20's, Caucasian, with a skinny build and facial stubble.

He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, an aqua coloured shirt, blue jeans and black shoes, and was also carrying a black satchel bag.

It's believed he's driving an older model grey Subaru wagon.

Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including;

- Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.

- Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.

- Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.

- Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.

- Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.

- If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.

- If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.