RCMP investigating suspicious circumstances

March 12, 2019, Liverpool, Nova Scotia… Liverpool RCMP is investigating a matter which involved a suspicious person who is alleged to have approached a young girl last month at a school in Liverpool.

The matter was reported to Liverpool RCMP on March 6. Police were told that between February 1 and February 14, a man approached an 8-year-old girl outside the entrance to Dr. J.C. Wickwire Academy. He offered her toys and candy, and she was not hurt. Police are not able to provide an exact description at this time, however the girl has described him as a tall man with a deep voice, and that he may have been wearing a colourful costume.

The RCMP is working with the school to review surveillance video and determine the identity of the individual. Police would like to advise members of the community that they have not had any other similar complaints in the area, and they are working with the school staff to ensure the safety of the students. Anyone with information about this incident, or anyone who has concerns about suspicious activity in the community, is asked to contact Queens District RCMP at 902-354-5721. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.