10:30AM, Tuesday 03 May 2016
Parents have been warned to be vigilant following a ‘serious incident’ in Britwell when a man tried to encourage a primary school pupil to get into his car.
A letter went out to parents at Lynch Hill School Primary Academy on Thursday telling parents to speak to their children about ‘family safety rules’.
After school on Tuesday, May 26, a man stopped a pupil on his way home and tried to encourage him to get in his car.
He told the pupil his mum had made arrangements for him to collect him. The boy realised it was not safe and ran home.
A further letter was sent out to parents on Friday assuring the school ‘takes their safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously’.
The school has increased staff presence around the school at the end of the school day and key stage two children were given an assembly on ‘stranger danger’, but have ‘been assured that these incidents are rare’.
The man has been described as driving a black saloon car. He was white, wore glasses and had green eyes and a tattoo on his arm.
Headteacher at the school Gillian Coffrey told the Express it is not something that has happened at the school before.
She said: “It is all in the hands of the police, they are taking it very seriously.
“Sometimes there is a lot of hearsay that goes round so we only take the advice of the police.”
If you have information regarding the incident contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously quoting the reference 1002260416.
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