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Kent Police step up patrols outside Herne Bay's Hampton Primary School after stranger alert

12 May 2014
by Aidan Barlow

Police are today hunting two men seen approaching children at a Herne Bay primary school.

Suspicions were raised after a woman saw the pair on the pavement outside Hampton Primary School at 10.20am on Friday.

She saw them walk up to a 10-year-old boy to ask him his age.

Police on patrol in Kent

Police are warning parents after a man approached children in Herne Bay

At 2.30pm, the pair emerged from an alley in Beaumont Street. As a 10-year-old girl walked past, one of the men stroked her arm.

The men are described as "disheveled" and between 27 and 30.

One had a shaved head and was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms with purple backless slippers.

A police officer takes notes at a crime scene

A police officer takes notes at a crime scene

Police said the other man had dark hair, was wearing a dirty blue tracksuit top and was carrying a child's rucksack.

Police spokesman Lisa Humphrys said an investigation is now under way.

She added: "Police have visited the parents of both children and the local police community support officer is conducting extra patrols in the area."

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