Police have issued an appeal after a boy reported being stopped by a man in a van and asked if he wanted to see some dogs in the back.

As reported in the Packet yesterday, schools on the Lizard Peninsular and the Helston area sent messages and texts to parents yesterday warning them of the incident at Cury Cross on Tuesday afternoon.

The message from the schools said they had been informed that a man in a white van blocked the path of a child in Cury village and invited the child to look at some puppies inside his vehicle.


Warning to parents after claim man asked child to see puppies in back of van

Today Devon and Cornwall Police issued a statement and an appeal for witnesses following the incident on October 5 at 4.30pm.

A police spokesperson said: "Police have been informed of a male behaving suspiciously near Cury Lanes Cross at around 4.30pm on Tuesday 5 October.

"It was reported that a boy was approached by a man in a van who asked if he’d like to see some dogs in the back of the van. The boy felt uncomfortable and left the area and the incident was later reported to police.

"The man is described as being a white male, around 30 years old, with long blond ‘straggly’ hair which had black in it. He was clean shaven and wearing black clothes and a black beanie hat.

"The van is described as a small white van with no rear windows and rusty in appearance."

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information which may be relevant is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 175 6/10/21