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Children warned of 'stranger danger' after men were seen taking photo of pupils at a Forest of Dean school

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 26, 2014

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TWO men have been reported to police for taking photographs of pupils at a Forest of Dean school.

Parents have been urged to tell their children not to speak to strangers following the alleged incident at Primrose Hill Primary School, Lydney, at around 3pm on Monday, March 3.

The offenders have been described by police as Asian and in their 30s.

A Gloucestershire police spokesman said: “These men were unknown to the pupils and their intentions are unknown.

“They were seen to leave in a blue Seat Ibiza.

“The school has been informed and police are asking parents to be vigilant and make their children aware of a ‘stranger danger’.

“The police are appealing for anyone with information about these men to call us.”

Call police on 101 quoting reference 64 of 11/3 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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  • loneturtle  |  March 27 2014, 9:11AM

    This is alarming! How did this occur and how was this reported? Primrose Hill school playground is not visible from any public road. From the front, it is concealed behind the main school entrance and, from the rear, it would be necessary to cross the sports fields. The only way to gain access to the pupils would be by trespassing on school grounds. If this is the case, where were the staff? If the men were confronted by staff (as opposed to just reported by the children), why is there no vehicle registration number included with the description of a "blue Seat Ibeza"? The behaviour of the men is certainly cause for concern. However, the fact that they had gained sufficient access to the children apparently without challenge or even a record of their vehicle registration number is far greater cause for concern! Unlike many schools where the playground is in full view of the road, Primrose Hill playground is secluded by its grounds and architecture. This does rather imply an alarming lack of supervision.

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