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Cops step up patrols after man tried to lure girl, 7, into car

Police are investigating and patrols have been stepped up after a driver tried to lure a Solihull schoolgirl into his car.

Police are investigating and patrols have been stepped up after a driver tried to lure a Solihull schoolgirl into his car.

Parents across the borough have been alerted following Monday’s incident, which involved a St Alphege Junior School pupil.

According to police, the girl, aged seven, was asked to get into the vehicle close to St Alphege School at around 4.30pm.

She refused and returned to the school to report the incident to a teacher.

A police spokesman said: “We received a call at 4.40pm regarding a girl who had been approached by a man, asking her to get in his car.

“The girl refused and there was no attempt made to grab her. We are reviewing CCTV, patrols have been stepped up in the area and we are working closely with local parents.”

Solihull Council also sent an email to all schools across the borough, warning them about the incident.

A spokesman for Solihull Council said: “A child was asked to get into a car. Fortunately, she refused and she returned to school where she reported it to a teacher, who then informed the police. We have sent a notice to all schools reminding them about stranger danger.”

Monday’s incident follows a similar case in January where a man tried to lure a ten-year-old girl into a car in Slater Road, Dorridge.

Pupils were told to walk home in pairs and schools in surrounding areas were alerted to the incident.

 

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