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Appeal following incident in Cleethorpes Cemetery

Alert message sent 24/03/2021 09:03:00

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Appeal following incident in Cleethorpes Cemetery

We are appealing for help in identifying a man who asked a 12-year-old boy to come with him, claiming to be a friend of his parents, as he walked through Beacon Avenue Cemetery in Cleethorpes on the morning of Monday 22 March.

The man didn’t physically touch the boy, but understandably despite being unharmed, he was left shaken by the incident.

This is believed to have occurred between 8.45 and 9.15am, and the victim was approached close to the cemetery gates on Curzon Avenue.

Detective Inspector Kerry Bull said: “I understand reports of this nature may worry local parents and young people, however at this stage in our investigation it is thought to be an isolated incident and we are following up a number of lines of enquiry, such as trawling CCTV, to identify the person responsible.

“Our local team are patrolling in the area to provide reassurance and I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak to them.

“We take reports of this nature very seriously, and would appeal for your help to progress our investigation.

“The man we are looking to speak to in connection with this report is described as a white man with a tanned complexion, thought to be in his 30s. He is believed to be 6ft tall, of an average build and was wearing a black beanie hat, black hooded top with a large pocket across the front, black tracksuit bottoms, black face mask and blue trainers with a white trim near to the sole. He spoke with a local accent.

“If you saw a man matching this description in or around the vicinity of the cemetery yesterday, please get in touch. We are particularly interested to hear from two cyclists who are reported to have entered the cemetery from Beacon Avenue as the boy ran away.

“If you have any information that you feel could be beneficial to our investigation, call our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 181 of 22 March. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can do so by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“We would encourage you to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to us so we can take the appropriate action.”
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