Second school sends warning message to parents after attempted abduction of pupil this morning

A second South Yorkshire school has issued a warning to parents as police continue to investigate an attempted abduction outside a primary school this morning.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 2:09 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 4:30 pm

Parents at Hungerhill School, Edenthorpe were sent texts urging them to be vigilant following the sighting of a suspicious car.

It comes after police investigate an incident near to Plover Primary School, Intake this morning where a pupil was approached by a man who tried to coax him into a car.

The text sent to Hungerhill parents said: “We have had reports of a black Ford Focus in the area with flashing lights, similar to a police car but NOT a police car. Please be vigilant.”

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Hungerhill School, Edenthorpe. Picture: Marie Caley.

It is not known if the two incidents are being connected.

South Yorkshire Police has said it will be “carrying out specific patrols” around Plover Primary in Coniston Road during key school times” after the incident at 8.25am this morning where a man approached a youngster.

A post detailing the incident on Facebook said: “He was tall, had a black Corsa and had short dark hair. He told my son to go with him and he ran away to school - the man chased him for a short while.”

Parents received a text alert telling them to pick pupils up at the end of the school day.

A police spokesman said: “A pupil reported that a man had followed him as he walked to school. The man left as the pupil approached the school gates.

“Anyone with concerns or information should call 101 quoting incident number 145 of 29 January 2020.”