Published: 11:48, 13 May 2021
| Updated: 12:23, 13 May 2021
Officers have made extensive inquiries to establish the circumstances of a spate of reported abduction attempts.
Officers have been speaking to the children and families affected, checking CCTV, knocking on doors and speaking to witnesses and schools.
The cases are not thought to be linked, and so far detectives have not found any corroborating evidence that these were attempted abductions as reported.
Superintendent Andy Brittain, from the local policing team in south London, said: "I understand the concerns of parents in light of these reports and the subsequent discussion and rumour on social media.
"We always advise parents to be vigilant when it comes to the safety of young children, however there is nothing to suggest there is a specific risk at this time.
"You will continue to see officers out and about across Bromley and I would encourage the public to speak with them about any concerns they have.
"I would also suggest those living in the area follow the @MPSBromley account on Twitter, which is used by officers to engage with the community.
"Any alleged abduction attempt is taken seriously and thoroughly investigated, but thankfully, child kidnappings or abductions are incredibly rare."