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Police have reassured the public after a Facebook user warned others of a white van driver trying to lure in schoolchidren in Hadleigh.

The user posted the image of a white van with a foreign registration number, sparking concern among residents.

The image was shared via the social networking website after a recent incident in which a girl was approached by a white van driver.

But police have reassured residents that the van in the image was not connected to the earlier incident.

Pc Matthew Thomas, from Suffolk Police, said: “We would like to reassure local residents that the post is not connected to an incident where a girl was approached.

“Information relating to incidents reported to police will be published via the constabulary’s official Facebook page.”

The incident mentioned by Pc Thomas took place on February 5 at around 3.30pm when a girl was approached by a man in a white Transit Connect van as she walked along Angel Street in Hadleigh.

A police spokeswoman said: “This was reported to police and investigations are continuing to identify the man who is described as white, aged in his thirties, with brown medium-length hair and a skull tattoo on the right side of his neck.”

Anyone with information should call Suffolk Police on 101.



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