Northern Ireland

Man 'tries to coax girl into van' in Newry

A man tried to coax a young girl into his car in the Newry area on Friday.

Police said two girls were playing on a street at about 18:00 GMT when a man driving a blue van stopped.

He spoke to one of the girls through an open window and told her to get into the van. She ran off and the van left.

The driver was in his 60s and was wearing a woolly hat. He had a local accent. Police have appealed for information.