Police appeal to trace man and woman after 'suspicious incident' where driver stopped to speak to young boy

Police have launched an appeal following a suspicious incident in Billingham where a vehicle is reported to have stopped and the driver spoke to a young boy.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 10:18 am

Officers have reassured the community that this is an ‘isolated incident’ as they launch an appeal to find the two people in the car.

A dark blue coloured BMW estate 3 series, which had blacked out windows at the back, stopped on Neasham Avenue, Billingham, and the driver spoke to a young boy.

The incident happened at around 3.30pm on Friday, March 19, and an appeal has since been launched to find a man and a woman inside the car as officers try to find out more about the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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A spokesman for Cleveland Police said: “The driver is described by the boy as an Asian male and there was a female passenger in the vehicle, who is described as wearing a head scarf and either Asian or Indian.

“The vehicle then made off in the direction of Tunstall Aveune.

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“Officers want to reassure the local community that this is an isolated incident, and they would like to speak to the man and woman in the vehicle to find out more about the circumstances of the incident and understand it further.”

Police say this was an isolated incident and officers want to speak to the man and woman to understand the incident better.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Jayne Bryan from Stockton CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 042798.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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