Police are issuing reassurance to parents in the
Gillingham area following two incidents in recent weeks involving
children in the area.
Police were called following reports of suspicious incidents
in Gillingham area on Tuesday 17 July 2012 in the town area
and on the 27 July in the Ham area.
Both incidents reported that men had approached and spoken to a
child. Enquiries were made and at this time no offences have been
Gillingham Sergeant Mark Creasey, said: “I really want to stress
that these incidents were not abductions. While the children were
approached and spoken to, no physical contact was made.
“However, these are unusual incidents and we are keen to trace the
"The Force is aware of rumours that are circulating on social
"We would advise parents that there is no specific cause for
concern at this time and we would ask that members of the public to
steer clear of the rumours and that they do not circulate them
“I would like to reassure the public that officers are on patrol in
the area. Both children did the right thing by telling their
parents on this occasion.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset
Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident numbers
17;362/27;347/28;227. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous
Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may