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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Nelson Police are appealing to the public for any sightings of a man who reportedly approached a 10-year-old girl near the intersection of Toru Street and Aranui Road yesterday afternoon.

The girl was walking on Aranui Road just after 4.30pm when a man in a black 4WD and tried to entice her to get into the car. The girl refused and made it safely home.

The man was driving a black 4WD with a spare wheel on the back and bull bars with spotlights on the front. He’s described as being in his 40’s with curly red hair, of thin build and pale skin.

Police are making inquiries into this incident but ask that anyone with information call 105 and quote the event number P047044956.