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Published: 11:45, 19 May 2014 |
Updated: 12:50, 19 May 2014
A teenage girl has claimed a van driver tried to run her over as she walked with her two younger brothers near a park in Shadoxhurst in Ashford.
The 16-year-old told police she was in Hornash Lane between 4.20pm and 4.35pm on Friday when she heard a vehicle approaching.
A van stopped and the male driver reportedly beckoned her over.
When she did not go over to the van, the driver revved the engine and drove at speed towards the children, the girl said.
The vehicle did not make contact with the group and drove off. It is described as a white Transit van with a black flatbed rear.
The girl described the driver as a white man, of medium build, aged between 20 and 35 and said he was wearing a white vest. He was said to have tanned skin and either a shaved or bald head.
The incident comes just days after a man tried to lure two eight-year-olds into a white van in Ashford - shortly after a similar incident in the town also involving a white van.
Police spokesman Sally Smith said: "The information will be looked at by the officer investigating the other white van incidents in Ashford though it is too early to say if it is linked at this stage."
Police are investigating and have asked witnesses to phone 101, quoting reference SI/ZY/003899/14.
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