29th May 2020

Man follows teenage girl after she refuses to get in van in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious incident in Taunton.

A man in a van asked a teenage girl to get in the vehicle on Lyngford Road at about 15:40 yesterday (Tuesday 11 February).

When the girl refused, the man followed for a short distance before driving off, turning down Priorswood Road.

The driver is described as aged in his 30s or 40s, with short dark hair, a moustache and stubble.

He wore a green T-shirt, black trousers and a high-vis jacket.

“Neighbourhood officers are carrying out patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the community” Avon and Somerset Police said.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw someone matching the description of the van driver in the area yesterday afternoon is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5220034872.