Appeal after suspicious incident involving teenage girl and occupants of vehicle

Police are appealling for information following a suspicious incident involving a teenage girl and the occupants of a pick-up truck.

The incident occurred near Caldwell, close to the County Durham border.

It happened at around 4.10pm on Tuesday, November 3 when a teenage girl got off a bus outside The Brownlow Arms.

When she started walking in the direction of Forcett, the girl became aware of an old-style Toyota Hilux pick-up truck without a canopy crawling behind her.

The vehicle then overtook her and stopped.

The girl felt that the two men inside the vehicle were staring at her.

When she reached for her phone the vehicle left in the direction of Forcett.

The incident left the girl feeling shaken and upset.

Reassurance patrols have been stepped up in the area while the investigation is ongoing.

Police are seeking help to identify the men in the vehicle to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

The men are described as aged between 20 to 30.

One has a beard and the other has dark hair.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation, or the occupants of the vehicle themselves, should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for James Crawford.

You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12200193697 when providing details.