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Man arrested after inappropriate comments made to children in Gateshead

December 6, 2012, 2:52 pm

Police have arrested a man after three reports of a man approaching children and making inappropriate comments to them in Gateshead.

In the last month police received three reports that a man had approached children in the Felling area and made inappropriate comments.

The incidents happened all happened around 8:30am on Tuesday, November 6, near to Heworth Grange School, on Thursday, November 29, near to Colgate School and on Tuesday, December 4 at Thomas Hepburn school.

Following enquiries a 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the reports in the Felling area on Wednesday, December 5.

He is currently in custody helping officers with enquiries.

Anyone who might have any information into the incidents or who saw anyone acting suspiciously around the schools on the days the incidents happened and could help police with enquiries is asked to contact them on 101 ext 69191.

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