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Parents warned after 'suspicious incident' where a woman tried to coax a teenager into a car

Parents and guardians are on alert after a 13-year-old girl was approached by a woman who tried to coax her into a car. 

The incident happened yesterday at around 6pm at the bus stop in Red Lion Square, Hythe. 

It is understood the teenager is a Brockhill Park Performing Arts pupil.

The Red Lion Square in Hythe. Picture Google

The Red Lion Square in Hythe. Picture: Google

The police have described it as a "suspicious incident".

A police spokesman said: "It is reported that a 13-year-old girl was approached by a woman who asked her to get into a car.

"The girl refused and went home."

A text sent out to parents said: "It has come to our attention that after school yesterday one of our students was the victim of an attempted abduction.

"Students have been notified and asked to be vigilant and walk in pairs to and from the school to be safe."

The vice principal, Charles Joseph said: "We are aware of an attempted abduction of a female student in Hythe, yesterday.

"We have alerted other local schools in the area as well as parents of our students. 

"This matter is now in the hands of the police and we cannot comment further."


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