Motorcycle rider approaches young girl in Ladysmith

RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying a male who approached a 12-year-old girl near Ladysmith Primary School on Sunday.

Ladysmith RCMP are hoping to find out more information about a man who approached a 12-year-old girl Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on Sun., July 15, a young girl was walking her dog in the vicinity of Ladysmith Primary School on Sixth Avenue when a middle-aged male riding a motorcycle asked her if she had seen a German Shepherd dog. When the girl said no, the male got off the motorcycle and approached the girl while she was trying to gain control of her dog that had slipped from its collar, according to a press release from the RCMP.

The girl was concerned for her safety and fled the area to the safety of her home a short distance away.

The motorcycle is described as dark in colour and as having a back rest.

The rider is described as being approximately 40 to 50 years old with a wrinkled face, black hair and a raspy voice. His four front top teeth were described as crooked and yellow. He was wearing a black helmet with a top visor and no face shield, a dark-coloured T-shirt and light-coloured blue jeans with a ripped knee.

Police are interested in identifying and speaking with this male, and they ask that anyone with information contact the Ladysmith RCMP Detachment at 250-245-2215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.