Girl approached at Umina Beach 

POLICE are appealing for information after a young girl was approached by a man at Umina Beach yesterday.

Police have been told a girl, 5, was playing in a laneway off Pozieres Avenue about 2pm when a man approached and tried to coax her towards him.

Unknown witnesses called out and the man ran away.

The witnesses informed the girl’s parents about the incident and the police were contacted.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 165 and 175 centimetres tall, obese with shoulder length blonde hair.

He was wearing a white t-shirt and dark coloured shorts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. .