Police Appeal For Man Taking Photos Of Kids in Park

POLICE have re-issued an appeal for information following reports that a suspicious man had been spotted by parents in Soham taking photographs of children on the town’s recreation ground.

POLICE have re-issued an appeal for information following reports that a suspicious man had been spotted by parents in Soham taking photographs of children on the town’s recreation ground.

Officers confirmed to the Ely Standard that investigations into the incident, which took place last Monday (August 2), were ongoing and that no arrests had yet been made.

Police are still seeking information on the incident however, with members of the public urged to contact them if they have any information or see anything suspicious.

Police were first alerted to the incident by vigilant parents who reported seeing a man taking photos of children and asking them if they wanted to play football near the town’s recreation ground. A text message alerting other parents to the man was quickly circulated and the police were called.


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By the time officers had arrived at the scene shortly before midday however, the man had left.

East Cambridgeshire Sector Inspector Andy Bartlett, said the man they were hoping to trace in connection with the incident was in his early to mid 30s and had mousy brown hair. He was wearing glasses and drove a blue Ford Fiesta which had a letter W registration plate.

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Investigating officers believe the man may have parked in the Fountain Lane car park, which adjoins the recreation ground and a play park.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Cambridgeshire Police on 0345 456 456 4.

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