Sexual predator targets children

Police fear a sexual predator targeting children may be on the prowl again in Christchurch.

In March police investigated three incidents involving a man trying to lure children into his car.

Now they believe he’s back.

The man is targeting children around the suburbs of Merivale and Papanui.

Both parents and schools are being extra vigilant with security in the area.

“We’ve tightened up security. We’ve always had teachers on the gates now. We’ve actually made it a rule that at quarter past three when the bell rings, and any child left at the gate must come in,” says Paparoa Street School Principal Sue Ashworth.

Police have released details of a vehicle they’re looking for.

“A grey or silver four door Japanese saloon car, and it’s distinctive in that the number plates are the old black number plates as opposed to the modern white plates,” says Senior Sergeant Roy Appley.

Until the man’s identified, police say there’s a reasonable degree of risk for young people in the area.

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