Woman's 'suspicious' behaviour outside Rotherham school triggers police warning

Police have issued a warning to parents after a woman was seen ‘acting suspiciously’ outside a Rotherham school.

Saturday, 25th January 2020, 5:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 5:58 pm

On Thursday (January 23), at around 2.45pm, it is reported that an unknown woman approached a child outside Wath Comprehensive School, also known as Wath Academy.

She is understood to have spoken to the child, claiming to be there to ‘pick her up’ from the Sandygate school.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “The child immediately reported the incident to a relative, who then called the police.”

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The incident happened outside Wath Comprehensive School. Pic: Google Images.

The spokesperson confirmed that enquiries are ongoing as neighbourhood officers in Rotherham work closely with the school.

They added: “If you see anything suspicious in the area, please report this to police via the 101 number.”

Please note you can also call the charity Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111 if you have any information.