Children targeted in two suspicious incidents

Children targeted in two suspicious incidents

Published by Jack Deery at 2:59pm 16th September 2019. (Updated at 6:40am 17th September 2019)

Cases happened in Salisbury and Amesbury and took place at similar times on Saturday night.

Wiltshire Police were called to an incident in Amesbury when two young girls were walking along Holders Road, close to Stonehenge School, at around 8pm when a dark-coloured car drove past them.

One of the occupants of the car, believed to be a man, reached out and touched one of the girls' hair.

Neither of the girls were injured but they were left shaken by what happened.


The mum of one of the girls has told Spire FM it was very upsetting but she's very "proud" of the way her daughter handled the incident. 

She also hopes people are made aware in hope they can use this incident as a way to open conversation with their children about the dangers when they're out and alone and how they can stay safe.


Police were also called to a report in Bishopdown at around 8pm again. 

This time two young boys were walking near the sports field when they saw a black van nearby which they believed was following them.

A man got out of the vehicle and followed them for a short while, before getting back into the van when they got close to Hoadley Green.

Similarly, the boys were not hurt but were left shaken.


Wiltshire Police told us there's nothing to suggest that this incidents are linked.

Anyone with information on the Amesbury incident should call Police on 101, quoting reference 54190091455 and for the Salisbury incident the reference is 54190091498.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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