Police investigate ‘suspicious incident’ in Moy


Police in Dungannon have made an urgent appeal to identify the driver or owner of a van, which was seen in the Diamond Court area of Moy on the evening of January 27.

A lengthy description has been issued of the males whom with police wish to speak.

Reports from the public on social media had made reference to the fact that the incident which occured was in relation to an attempted suspicious approach which was made to a child in the same area.

A spokesperson for the PSNI told the Tyrone Times, “We are working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding a suspicious incident and are appealing for witnesses.

“We would ask the driver or anyone who may have seen this van or know of its current whereabouts to contact police in Dungannon on 101 quoting reference number 26128115.”

Inspector Keith Jamieson said, “Police need to speak with them urgently regarding an incident which occurred shortly after 6.50pm.

“The van is black and similar in size to a Peugeot Partner.

“It had UK licence plates, off-side window was damaged, the tyres “glowed red”.

“Possibly red rims or lights situated underneath the van. There was more than one dog was in the back.

“The driver is described as a white male, approx. 30 years of age, spoke with a NI accent, and was wearing a red hoodie, a red bandana covering his nose and mouth. This individual had a large scar on the top of his right hand and had white/yellowish short hair.

Inspector Jamieson continued: “The passenger is a white male, approx. 24 years of age, was wearing black tracksuit bottoms, a black leather jacket with a badge on the left sleeve, a blue wool hat and gloves. He spoke with an English accent.

If you can help Police with their enquiries, please call the 101 number. Quoting reference number 26128115. Alternatively please call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

Reports on social media also made reference to the fact that a similar incident had occured in the Coalisland area in the last number of weeks.