Students told to walk to Northampton school in groups after man attempted “inappropriate conversation” with female sixth-former

GV of Caroline Chisholm school.

GV of Caroline Chisholm school.

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Students at a Northampton secondary school have been warned to be vigilant walking to school after a man approached a sixth form student and attempted to engage her in an “inappropriate conversation” before offering her a lift.

The student was walking to Caroline Chisholm School in Wooldale Road, Wootton, on Friday at about 10.50am when the incident occurred.

The man is described as late 50s or early 60s, bald, wearing a white t-shirt and was driving a big, light-coloured car.

School principal David James said police had been alerted and anyone who saw anybody acting suspiciously near the school was urged to call 101.

In a letter sent home to parents Mr James said the man had attempted to engage in an “inappropriate conversation” with the student.

He said: “We would like our students to be extra vigilant on their way to and from school, preferably to walk in groups, and to report any concerns they have to a member of staff or parents.”