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Stranger danger warning to pupils after driver approaches boy
PARENTS are being encouraged to talk to their children about stranger danger after an attempted abduction in Hanham.
A pupil was walking towards Hanham Abbots Junior School by the Blue Bowl pub on the morning of January 24 when he was approached by a woman in a car. It is believed she offered him a lift.
The boy ran off to the school in Abbots Avenue to report the incident to an adult.
Police were seen outside and around the school at home time and again the following morning.
A text was sent to parents from the school which said: "Please be aware a boy from HAJ has been approached and offered a lift in a car by a stranger this morning. Parent informed and police contacted. Class teachers will talk to all children today to remind them of the importance of not going with anyone they do no know well."
Headteacher Matthew Norcott told Hanham and Longwell Green Voice that some older pupils walk to school on their own in preparation for secondary school.
He said: "We are obviously concerned that something like this has alleged to have happened very close to the school. Our paramount concern is the safety of children.
"We informed all parents and
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