Man charged with threatening behaviour

A man who approached a teenage girl in Queenstown has been charged with threatening behaviour.

Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Wilkinson, of Queenstown, said on Tuesday a 31-year-old man allegedly approached a 16-year-old he did not know in Peninsula Rd, Kelvin Heights.

‘‘While this matter is now before the courts and we can’t disclose specific details, we do want to use this opportunity to commend the actions of our victim,’’ Det Sen Sgt Wilkinson said.

‘‘In this instance, she did everything correctly . . .she didn’t engage with the person, kept her distance, and sought help immediately.’’

He said police were quickly able to locate the alleged offender.

‘‘While yesterday’s incident is not common in our Queenstown community, it is the perfect opportunity to remind parents and caregivers to have that discussion with their young people about keeping safe when approached by people they don’t know.’’

- Staff reporter 

 

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