Young girls followed by man in hooded top

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POLICE are appealing for information after receiving reports from four children that they were followed by a man in Great Cornard.

The first incident involved an 11-year-old girl who was walking along The Drift between 3.30pm and 4pm on Wednesday, January 19, when a man followed her into a private road.

She ran off and the man continued to follow, walking quickly behind her.

The girl then met another 11-year-old girl in Hartest Way, who said the same man had followed her into Rede Way. The man then followed both girls for a short time.

The man is described as being of slim build. He was wearing a green and black striped hooded top with the hood up, black trousers and light coloured trainers.

Two 11-year-old boys also reported being followed by a man as they were walking along The Drift at around the same time.

The man is described as 5ft 11in tall and of average build. He was wearing a black hooded top and black trousers.

A police spokeswoman said additional patrols were being carried out in the area by the Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Calls in relation to this incident should be made to Pc Verity Pearson at the Sudbury and Great Cornard Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01284 774100.