Pupils warned by police after man tried to lure Northampton schoolgirl into his car

Wooldale Road
Wooldale Road

Police are appealing for students to stay safe after a man tried to get a schoolgirl in his car.

It comes after a girl was approached in Wootton by a man who said that her mum had sent him to pick her up. However, she did not get into the car and ran off.

The incident took place in a cut-through off Wooldale Road on September 30.

Police have since been in touch with nearby Caroline Chisholm School to organise a ‘stay safe’ assembly to alert the children of the dangers of strangers.

A police spokeswoman has said: “We can confirm that we received a report at around 3.45pm on 30 September. A teenage girl was approached by a man in a car as she walked through Whittle Cross, off Wooldale Road.

“The man allegedly told the girl that her mum had sent him. The girl then ran off. We are currently investigating the incident.”

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