POLICE in the East Riding are appealing for witnesses to an incident in the Sigston Road area of Beverley yesterday, Monday 28 October which happened around 1700hrs.
A call was made to police reporting the attendance of a woman at an address on Sigston Road, Beverley, the home of a woman and her young child.
The woman attending the address was reported to have visited on a previous occasion and claimed to be from the local Social Services department. During a previous visit, the woman caller was given access to the child, who she claimed to have called to see.
On this occasion, the woman did not gain access to the child. She left the address and got into a white car, described as possibly an old style BMW. A man was in the driving seat and is described as being a black male.
The woman visiting the address is described as being a white woman, around 5ft 7ins tall, approximately 30 years of age with long, straight brown hair. An E-Fit image is attached.
Detective Inspector Tony Cockerill who is leading the investigation said:
“This is a concerning report of a bogus social worker dishonestly gaining access to a child. Thankfully, the child was not harmed during this rare incident which we are treating very seriously.
“Our investigation is very much underway and I am appealing to anyone who may have any information which can assist with our investigation to come forward.
“Perhaps you noticed the vehicle or the individuals described in the area at the time? If that is the case please call us on 101 quoting log number 516 of Monday 28 October 2013. I stress that events of this nature are very unusual, however parents can and should exercise vigilance and seek identification from anyone calling at their home - all social workers and health visitors carry identification and will not be offended on any occasion to be asked to produce the relevant documentation.”
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