Stranger approaches child

Queenstown police are investigating after a stranger offered a lift to a Shotover Primary School pupil on Thursday.

In a post about the incident on the school's social media page on Friday, acting principal Evelyn Aurik said the child "reported that they were approached and offered a lift by someone they didn't know", but gave no further details.

Constable Jon Thorstensen said a 7-year-old girl was approached outside the school about 2.55pm. No other children were around.

A man asked her if she wanted a ride and she replied she was waiting for her father.

The girl described the man as Asian, tall and skinny and the car as a four-wheel-drive.

Const Thorstensen said if children were waiting for parents, the best way was to do so in a group or inside.

Police were waiting for CCTV footage.

Ms Aurik told the Otago Daily Times in an email she could not provide more information about the incident as it was being investigated by the police.


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