Man in van outside Robert Kett Primary School in Wymondham prompts police patrols


- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

Police have started patrols around Robert Kett Primary School in Wymondham after reports of a man in a white van approaching children.

Inspector Jason Selvarajah said there had been three incidents reported in the past week, but said he wanted to reassure residents and children.

Insp Selvarajah said: 'We have received three reports in the last week about a man in a white van who has spoken to children.

'The incidents have differing details in them and it is unclear at this stage if they are linked.

'I would like to reassure residents and children that I have increased patrols in the area and have spoken with the head teacher.

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'If you do see any suspicious behaviour around the school please speak with a local officer or call 999, making sure you take note of any registration numbers if appropriate.'

A statement released by the school said: 'We are liaising with the police regarding a vehicle that has been seen in the vicinity of the school. 'There were initial concerns a male may have approached children. No one has come to any harm.

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'Police are aware and will be in the local area.'

The school went onto warn parents over increased danger on shorter winter days, saying: 'Parents are reminded with the darker evenings that children should be told to walk straight home from school. Please be alert.

'If you have any concerns about a child's safety or well being phone 101.'

Safer Neighbourhood Team officers will be at the school for the next couple of days to offer reassurance and work with school staff to investigate the reports.

The school, in Hewitts Lane, teaches Years R to 6, and has 576 pupils aged four to 11.

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