Teachers send out warning to parents in Northampton after suspicious man tries to lure schoolgirl into car

A pupil was approached in Northampton by a man 'acting suspiciously', who asked her to get into his car.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:58 pm
Woodland View Primary School, Grange Park. Photo credit: Google Maps

This morning (Tuesday) Woodland View Primary School alerted parents and carers that a girl aged between seven and eleven was approached by a man outside her house in Grange Park.

An email was also sent from Hardingstone Academy to warn other students in the area.

The email from Hardingstone Academy said: “We are making you all aware of the message sent by Woodland View Primary School.”

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The message then went on to highlight information, which was sent to parents of Woodland View Primary School, it said: “A man approached one of our key stage 2 girls this morning outside her house in Grange Park, asking her to get in his car. The police have been notified.”

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire police said: “I can confirm that we are investigating an incident after being called just after 8.35am today to reports of a man acting suspiciously in the Grange Park area.”

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