Warning to parents after ‘weedy’ man seen taking photographs of pupils through Northampton primary school fence

East Hunsbury Primary School
East Hunsbury Primary School

Parents of children at a Northampton primary school have been warned a man has been spotted taking pictures of pupils through a school fence.

Rita Arundel, headteacher of East Hunsbury Primary School, sent a letter to parents after a man described as “weedy, aged 50” was seen photographing young children through the fence along Rowtree Road during the lunch hour.

The man is believed to be “very small”, approximately five feet and three inches, has very short grey hair and was wearing dark rimmed glasses, black tracksuit bottoms and a black jacket with red piping.

In the letter, Ms Arundel said: “If your child walks home alone please ask them to be extra wary of any approach. Should any parent who lives locally see anyone acting suspiciously or taking photographs with a camera near the school premises, please contact the school or alert police.”