An investigative team has been established to investigate the report of an attempted abduction of a child on Saturday, 10 March in West Bay. This report is being evaluated in the context of two other reports received where a man was observed behaving in a suspicious manner near children. In neither of these reports was a child reported to have been approached or touched, unlike the incident on Saturday.
“We do not know that these incidents are linked, but the incident on Saturday is very serious and we must warn the community that we believe a sexual predator may be at large, mostly likely in West Bay,” said Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne. “Children are the most vulnerable members of society and deserve everything we can do together to keep them safe, and our trained detectives in MASH are ensuring all safeguarding measures are in place for the child involved.”
Detectives and Community Officers in West Bay welcome any assistance the public can provide. Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Bay Police Station at 949-3999.