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Third suspicious incident outside schools

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 24, 2014

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A SUSPICIOUS man seen hanging about outside a pre-school has been reported to the police.

The incident outside Overseal Pre-school, in Woodville Road, marks the third suspicious incident outside schools in the past three months.

The pre-school was alerted to a man seen ‘hanging about’ outside the building for the past few days.

Two different sets of parents told the pre-school that there was someone outside who they didn’t recognise as a parent or grandparent and who didn’t seem to be picking anyone up or dropping anyone off.

The pre-school let the parents and nearby Overseal Primary School know about the man who was seen on Friday afternoon.

The primary school then texted its parents.

Fiona Hughes, head teacher at the primary school, said: “We had a message from Overseal pre-school where someone had concerns about someone they had seen.

“The pre-school called us to alert us and we passed that information on. They phoned the police on Friday afternoon.”

Derbyshire police confirmed they had been called about the suspicious man and asked that if anyone had any information they should call the police on 101.

The man was described as stocky, wearing dark trousers and blue and white shirt and had a balding head.

This is the latest incident in where suspicious people have been seen outside schools.

In March, a man and a woman in silver Vauxhall estate drove around to the rear of Moira Primary School, trying to (unsuccessfully) attract a child into the car.

The incident led the school to ask parents to remind children about Stranger Danger, and police also visited.

Earlier this month, parents were urged to be extra vigilant after a white man tried to entice a youngster into his black car outside Hilton Primary School.

An adult had been walking with the youngster and alerted the school which sent a text to parents warning them of the incident.

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