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'stranger danger' message issued after girl approached

2014-10-05 12:20:29

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West Midlands Police is urging parents to reiterate 'stranger danger' messages after a school girl was approached by a motorist on Coventry Road. 

The girl, aged 11, was approached by a man on the Coventry Road between Yewtree Lane and Manor House Lane as she made her way to school, at around 8.30am on Friday morning (03/10).

The man, believed to be in his 50s/60s, bald head with glasses, pulled over in his car, described as 'darkish', and spoke to her.

The man did not get out of his car and the girl was unhurt, but was obviously shaken by the incident. Her parents reported the incident to West Midlands Police who have issued the following advice:

  • Never go off on your own with a stranger, take things from them or get in a car with them.
  • Make sure you tell your parents where you are.
  • If someone scares you, or makes you feel uncomfortable go somewhere safe, which could be your home, your school or a police station.
  • Remember to tell someone what has happened straight away.

Please call WMP on 101 to report suspicious activity or call 999 if it's an emergency.

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