Suspicious approaches to young boys investigated


Gardaí in Limerick have confirmed they are looking into two separate incidents in which suspicious approaches were made to young boys in recent days.

The most recent incident was reported to have taken place at 9pm last Saturday on Lord Edward Street in Limerick city when a boy aged about 13 was approached by the occupants of a white van.

Two days earlier, on Thursday, September 6th, gardaí had received a report of a similar incident near the village of Fedamore, Co Limerick. In this incident it was reported two men travelling in a small white van asked a 13-year-old boy to get into it.

This was reported to have happened at about 5.30pm. It is understood the boy was walking towards the village when he was asked to get into the van.

He declined and was asked again before he ran home and told his mother.

Gardaí at Roxboro are investigating both incidents, which they say are not necessarily linked. The reports have featured on social media.