Cliff Park pupil approached by strange man in Gorleston

AN 11-year-old Gorleston boy was left shaken after being approached by a man as he was walking to school.

Kian Long was walking to Cliff Park High School at 8am on Friday when the man walked up to him in Brasenose Avenue, Gorleston and asked him if he wanted to see some dogs.

However, the youngster refused and the man continued walking, stopping to speak to a young girl who was walking further behind Kian.

The boy's father Tim Long said: 'The man was dressed all in black and asked my son if he wanted to go and see some dogs. However, we taught him not to speak to strangers so he refused the man's request.'

He added his son reported the incident after arriving at school and he wanted to warn other parents to be on their guard against a man dressed in black who was speaking to children.


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A spokesman for Norfolk Police said the incident was reported to them on Friday and that a team had gone out to look for the man, but to no avail.

She added: 'A man approached a child in Brasenose Avenue and asked if he wanted to go and see some animals. He reported it to his school as soon as he arrived.

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'We have taken the information and made the police team in that area aware.'

However, she said the incident appeared to have been isolated, as there were no other reports so police had not issued a warning for people to be on their guard against the man.

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