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Parents at Briary Primary School, Herne Bay, warned after stranger followed girl in van in Greenhill

Parents have been warned after a schoolgirl was followed by a man in a van - just days after children were approached by a stranger nearby.

The youngster was in the Greenhill area of Herne Bay at 5.30pm yesterday, when she was followed by a man driving a bluish grey Volkswagen Transporter van.

Briary Primary School in Greenhill, Herne Bay. Picture: Google Street View
Briary Primary School in Greenhill, Herne Bay. Picture: Google Street View

The driver did not attempt to speak to the girl, and the vehicle then left the area.

It marks the second worrying incident in the area this week.

On Monday, a stranger reportedly approached children, asking their ages and which schools they attend, before asking if they wanted “to go with him instead of going to school” .

Parents of pupils at Briary Primary and Herne Bay High received messages from the schools warning them about Monday's incident, which took place in nearby Wrenthan Avenue.

Following yesterday's incident in Greenhill Road, Briary Primary School has again sent a message to parents urging them to stay vigilant.

It reads: "Please be aware that the school have been informed of an incident yesterday at 5.30pm in the Greenhill area, where a girl was followed by a male in a blue/grey VW Transporter - the police have been informed."

A police spokesman said officers are carrying out initial enquiries to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

It is understood they are not linking the two incidents at this stage.

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