GMP Wigan district provide update to the public after an incident was reported earlier this week
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Around 4pm on Tuesday 19 September 2023, officers received a report of a potentially suspicious incident involving a van and two teenage girls.
The report stated that two girls were walking near St Helens Road, Leigh when a man shouted at them from a van, and it was reported they were then chased and had to seek refuge in a local pub.
An investigation was subsequently launched and has included neighbourhood officers speaking to all witnesses including the van driver and identifying CCTV in key areas along with any footage from residential properties.
After conducting enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage and witness accounts, officers are content that no offences have been committed and there is no threat to the community.
Inspector Sam Davies of GMP’s Wigan District, said: “We understand that this has raised questions and concerns among our residents. We have conducted a full and thorough investigation and want to reassure the community that we have investigated this incident fully and no offences have been identified.
“We want to make people who live and work in our communities feel safer and, as we are spending more time listening to them, we know the things that matter most, and we will continue to work diligently to investigate offences like this.
“If you have any concerns about crime in your area, please contact us via the 101 system or gmp.police.uk."