Pervert Targets Teenage Girls On Canvey

(Echo) – A PERVERT is being hunted by police after he twice targeted schoolgirls on Canvey.

The man approached both girls, aged 15, as they walked alone.

He stopped one at Castle Point Golf Course, in Somnes Avenue, but she managed to run away. The man gave chase, but she was able to give him the slip.

The second girl was approached in Thorney Bay Road.

The man pulled over in a grey hatchback and asked her to get in.

When she declined he said “OK”, but ominously said he would see her tomorrow. He then gave up and drove away.

The culprit is aged between 40 and 50, with long scruffy shoulder-length grey and brown hair.

PC Sam Baldwin, of Canvey police, said: “They have been linked because the same description has been given, which is why it’s a concern.

“We just want to make sure that people keep their eyes open.”

The first incident happened at about 4.45pm on Monday March 1, the second at about 8.10pm on Tuesday, March 16.

Yet police only revealed what had happened yesterday.

Anyone with information should call PC Christian Howell at Canvey police station on 0300 3334444 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.