Posted on 7th June 2018
Our officers in South Derbyshire are conducting extra patrols and talking to school children, after a suspicious incident near to a school in Stanton.
The incident is reported to have happened at around 3.20pm, yesterday, Wednesday, June 6 when a 10-year-old girl was walking along Piddocks Road, Stanton.
The girl, a pupil at Stanton Primary School, was walking a short distance from the school to meet her mum when she says she was approached by a man driving a smallish silver car who asked her to get in the car.
She quite rightly ran off, met her mum and told her what had happened.
Inspector Kate Bateman, who is in charge of policing in South Derbyshire, said: “Such reports are very rare. The young girl was clearly upset about something and we are investigating.
“My officers are attending the school today to speak further with the girl and other students and will be working with the school to send advice out to parents.
“We will have additional patrols in the area over the next few school days.
“We would always encourage parents and children to walk to and from school. If children are walking on their own it is always a good idea to have points on their route where they feel safe to go if they should become worried. In this case the mum was only a very short distance away and was there to comfort her daughter.”
If anyone was in this area at this time yesterday and saw anything suspicious or has dash-cam footage please make contact with officers on 101 quoting reference number 593 6/6/18.
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