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

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

Monday, 23rd May 2016, 11:09 am
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2016, 3:01 pm
East Hunsbury Primary School

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.

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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.”