Attempted abduction and indecent assault in Fairfield

Police are appealing for public help following an alleged attempted abduction and indecent assault in Fairfield last month.

About 3.30pm on Tuesday, May 27, a man approached a group of children within the courtyard of a unit block on Nelson Street.

Officers have been told he spoke to two girls, aged eight and 10, before picking up one of the girls and trying to leave the location.

Another child screamed and the man let the girl go and fled the unit block.

Police have also been told a man approached a six-year-old girl in the same area about 5.30pm on Thursday, May 29.

It’s alleged the man took the girl’s hand and attempted to lead her away from the location.

When she refused to leave, the man allegedly indecently assaulted her and left the scene.

Police attached to Fairfield Local Area Command were notified and launched an investigation into both incidents.

Inquiries into the matter are continuing and officers would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist in the investigation.

The man is described as having short black hair, with a tattoo on his upper left arm.

He has a thin build and was last seen wearing a blue-coloured baseball cap pulled down partially covering his face.

Anyone who knows the man’s identity or has any information is urged to call Fairfield Detectives on 9728 8447 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Should you require an interpreter, you can call 131 450.