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School issues warning after person in truck seen filming young people

PUBLISHED: 13:39 31 January 2020 | UPDATED: 17:03 31 January 2020

Bungay High School. Photo: Archant

Bungay High School. Photo: Archant

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A school has warned parents after a person in a truck was seen filming young people in the area.

The text sent to all parents this morning. Photo: ArchantThe text sent to all parents this morning. Photo: Archant

Bungay High School sent out a text alert to all of their pupils' parents and guardians on the morning of Friday, January 31, warning them to watch out for the truck.

The text reads: "IMPORTANT - White pick-up truck seen in Bungay (Manor Road area) filming a young person with [a] phone. Please be vigilant, students have been told."

It was sent by the school's headteacher Angelo Goduti.

A spokesperson for the school said that the text was sent after a truck was seen generally filming young people around Bungay, but was not a response to any incident of filming students at the school grounds.

However, the warning to parents said a person was filming in the "Manor Road area", which is a few hundred metres away from the school's entrance.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesperson said: "Police received a call shortly after 3.50pm on Wednesday 29 January following reports that a male was witnessed acting suspiciously in Manor Road, Bungay.

"A male in a white van was believed to be filming a teenage girl on his mobile phone as she walked down the road.

"The male did not speak to the girl.

"Police are continuing to carry out enquiries but can confirm that no further reports of a similar nature in this area have been received at this time.

"However anyone with any information should contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/6102/20

"Alternatively, report any information online - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something"

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