12-year-old boys told to 'get in' van after being approached by man in Settle (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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12-year-old boys told to 'get in' van after being approached by man in Settle
12:55pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
POLICE in Settle are investigating after a van driver reportedly pulled up alongside two 12-year-old boys and told them to get in his vehicle.
The pair ran off and hid behind a wall after being approached by the male driver on Langcliffe Road, before the railway bridge, at 3.45pm yesterday (Wednesday, March 13).
He drove up to them, with the driver’s side closest to the pavement and the van facing uphill towards Langcliffe, turned off the engine, wound down the window and immediately said ‘get in’.
But the boys ran off and hid and watched the van drive passed them in the direction of Stainforth.
North Yorkshire Police said the vehicle was an ‘oldish, dirty’ white Transit van with orange diagonal stripes, like chevrons, on the back doors which faced upwards to form an arrow point at the top of the doors.
The van also had black writing on the side and a ladder on the top.
The man driving the vehicle was described as white, aged between 40 and 60, with both light and dark grey hair and no discernable style.
He had a short moustache, short stubble, a grey beard and a deep voice with no peculiar accent.
Anyone with any information about who the man is or any further details on the vehicle are urged to contact PC Max Barton at North Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.