Police statement after reports man approached three girls in Whitehaven

Police have issued a statement after being made aware of a social media post.

It was reported that a man had approached three girls asked them a question before leaving and getting into a dark coloured van along with two women.

The alleged incident took place at around 12.30pm on Wednesday (August 4) on Market Place, Whitehaven.

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In response, police conducted ‘extensive enquiries’ and located the man in question.

Officers also spoke with witnesses and those involved with the incident.

No criminal offences have been identified in relation to the incident.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said: “We are aware of a social media post regarding a reported incident which occurred around 12:30 today (4 August) on Market Place, Whitehaven.

“It was reported that a man had approached three girls asked them a question before leaving and getting into a dark coloured van along with two women.

“Officers have conducted extensive enquiries and located the man in question. Officers also spoke with witnesses and those involved with the incident. No criminal offences have been identified in relation to the incident.

“Police always take reports of this nature seriously, as in this case, resulting in a swift and thorough investigation.”

Anyone who wishes to report concerns can do so online at www.cumbria.police.uk/reportit or phone 101.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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