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Man ‘acting suspiciously’ followed teenage boy through town streets

PUBLISHED: 14:15 31 July 2020 | UPDATED: 15:24 31 July 2020

Emergency repair works are being carried out on Cotmer Road in Lowestoft. Picture: Google Images

Emergency repair works are being carried out on Cotmer Road in Lowestoft. Picture: Google Images

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A man riding a mountain bike has been reported to police after following a teenage boy and acting suspiciously.

The boy was followed from a distance along a number of Lowestoft streets on Wednesday morning, July 29, between 7.10am and 7.20am.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Police said: “A 14-year-old boy was walking along Cotmer Road when he became aware that a man on a bike was following him from a distance.

“The man continued to follow the boy along Plovers Way, Uplands Road North and Grove Road.

“The boy, who felt distressed, then walked towards Spinney Gardens and the man didn’t continue to follow him.

“The man also didn’t attempt to speak to the boy.”

The man is described as being in his 30s, with short brown hair and stubble. At the time of the incident, he was wearing all black and was riding a black mountain bike.

Any witnesses, or anyone who may have seen a man matching the description acting suspiciously in the area is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting reference 37/43104/20.


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