Nova Scotia

Child luring report a misunderstanding, say police

Police now say that a report on Friday of child luring near Spryfield was a misunderstanding.

Women who approached 2 boys Friday tell police they were concerned for boys' safety

Police now say that a report on Friday of child luring near Spryfield was a misunderstanding.

On Friday around 5:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of child luring after two boys, ages 6 and 10 years old, said they were approached by two women in an older model Dodge Caravan.

The boys said the woman driving the van asked the boys if they needed help and invited them into the van. The boys said the driver followed them to their home and followed them to the front door.

Following media reports, the women contacted police and said they were the ones in the van. They told police it appeared that the two boys were fighting with each other and that they were concerned for the boys’ safety.

Police said they've confirmed with the children's parents that's actually what happened, and there's nothing suspicious about the incident.

Police thanked the women for coming forward to clarify the situation.