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Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School issues warning over alleged 'abduction attempt' in Standen Street

By David Gazet

A head teacher has issued a warning to parents after pupils were targeted in an alleged abduction attempt within a mile of a school.

The letter, which was sent out yesterday, says a group of pupils were approached by a man and a woman in a blue car in Standen Street, Tunbridge Wells after classes had finished on Tuesday afternoon.

They asked the pupils to get into the car with them.

A group of Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School pupils were approached in Standen Street on Tuesday, May 16. Picture: Google Maps
A group of Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School pupils were approached in Standen Street on Tuesday, May 16. Picture: Google Maps

Linda Wybar, head teacher of Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School, said: "The police have been alerted and are looking into this.

"They have asked us to inform you as parents (and other local schools) but not in any way to alarm you, as this is the first report they have had of anyone of this description and it could be a one-off incident."

Officers have spoken with the girls involved and, as a precaution, given them safety advice.Officers are also conducting ongoing enquiries into the matter and anyone with information can call 01622 604100 quoting 17-0290.

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