Bega district police report

BEGA Police have investigated a report of school children being approached by a man in North Bega.

About 8.30am on Tuesday, two children waiting at the school bus stop were reportedly approached by an elderly man who asked them what school they went to, were they cold and did they want a lift.

The children didn’t engage with the man and reported the incident to police.

However, police were able to quickly identify the driver and said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Police said they found him to be an elderly man making genuine inquiries as to the welfare of the children caught in the rain.

IN OTHER police news, a 65-year-old man driving north on the Princes Hwy near the Bega Lookout lost control of his vehicle, crossed the centre line and collided with a second vehicle travelling south.

As a result of the crash, the second vehicle rolled, but landed back on its wheels.

Police said no-one was injured in the incident and breath tests on both drivers returned negative results.

Inquiries into the crash are continuing, but it was raining heavily at the time.

INSPECTOR Jason Edmunds said given the inclement weather in recent days “local drivers were to be congratulated – touch wood - for by and large driving to the conditions”.

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