Share

Cloudy

Mon

19°C | 13°C

Clear spells

Tue

20°C | 12°C

Clear spells

Wed

23°C | 13°C

Home   Maidstone   News   Article

Kent Police patrols stepped up around Tunbridge Wells schools after man approaches young olgirls

28 February 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Police patrols are being stepped up after two reports of a man approaching young girls in Tunbridge Wells.

Detectives are liaising with schools and investigating if the suspicious incidents this week are linked.

In both cases, a man is said to have approached a young girl and tried to talk to her - before fleeing when they asked him to leave them alone.

Police are stepping up patrols around schools in Tunbridge Wells

Witnesses are being sought to a Ramsgate dog attack

Officers have been on extra patrols around schools in the area in a bid to deter any other incidents.

The local schools liaison officer has also been in contact with teachers.

"We are highlighting these incidents to make sure that parents speak to their children around the importance of not talking to strangers, and reporting any suspicious behaviour..." - Ch Insp Dave Pate

Borough Commander Ch Insp Dave Pate said: "In each case, the girls did exactly the right thing; they told the man to leave them alone and reported it to their parents who in turn called us.

"No one has been harmed in any way, but we are highlighting these incidents to make sure that parents speak to their children around the importance of not talking to strangers, and reporting any suspicious behaviour.

"We are working to identify the man involved so we can speak to him and will keep parents updated."

He advised people to report suspicious behaviour to Kent Police on 101 or to phone 999 if it is an emergency.


 Stories you might have missed

Man appears in court charged with schoolgirl's murder 21 years ago

'Faceless monk' spotted in church window

Teen 'refused to get involved in attack on man accused of molesting child'

Armed killer's victim pleads for 'warped' gunman to stay behind bars


 

Click here for more news from Maidstone.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.