Parents are warned over men in cars

POLICE in Rotherham are asking parents to report suspicious behaviour outside schools after claims men in cars have been stopping and talking to children.

Two incidents, both on Lodge Lane, Aston, have been reported to officers.

The first was reported by a woman who was walking along Lodge Lane with her three-year-old son, who was walking a short distance ahead of her.

She said two men in a dark, parked car called the boy over to speak to them.

The woman called her son back but then alleged the men called another boy, aged around eight, over.

The men were Asian, aged in their mid-30s, had short, dark hair, were clean shaven and wearing dark clothing.

They were in a dark blue or black saloon-style car.

The second incident was reported by a woman who said her eight-year-old son was walking along Lodge Lane on his way to school when a car stopped and a man in a small, dark car asked him to get inside but he refused and ran into school.

Patrols around Lodge Lane have been stepped up and letters sent to parents.

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