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Alert after suspected paedophile approaches two young girls in Whitefield
A MAN who exposed himself to a schoolgirl and touched another girl after persuading her to get into his car is being hunted by police.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the two "suspicious incidents" in Whitefield.
On December 19 at about about 3.30pm, a man in a black saloon car approached a 13-year-old girl on the same street.
The man asked for directions to Whitefield Metrolink Station.
She gave directions and walked on.
He called her back and when she approached the car the man was seen to expose himself.
The man is described as being in his late 30s, of heavy build with short brown/grey hair wearing jeans and a grey top.
Another suspicious incident happened earlier on in the month.
On December 3, at about 4.30pm, a man driving a black saloon car approached a girl in Ribble Drive, Whitefield.
He asked for directions to Whitefield Metrolink Station.
When she gave him directions, the man asked her to get in the car and show him the way.
She got in and he man touched her inappropriately several times on the journey.
The girl asked him to stop the car which he did, and she got out.
The man is described as white, in his late 40s or 50s with short grey hair.
He is described as being of heavy build and was wearing a shirt and tie.
Detective Sergeant Ben Cottam, of Bury Police, said: "We are appealing to any witnesses to these incidents to get in touch.
"We’re also keen to hear from anyone else who may have had a similar experience but who has not yet reported it to police for whatever reason.
"We’re urging the public to remain vigilant and call police if you are concerned.
"We do have extra patrols in the area but would ask if anyone sees a man of this description driving a black saloon car in the area, or approaching young girls, that they contact police immediately."
Call police on 0161 856 4540 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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