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Police are investigating a series of reports about attempted abductions in north Kent.

A Kent Police spokesman confirmed it was looking into seven reports of men approaching children in Dartford and Gravesend.

The reported incidents date from Friday, February 10 to Wednesday. 

Schools across both boroughs have sent text messages to parents to alert them to the potential danger.

The spokesman said: "Kent Police advises that the public and parents remain vigilant, ensure you know where your children are and that children are well-versed in the potential risks associated with talking to strangers."

Last month, eight-year-old Ami-lea Salter was approached by a man yards from her home in Waterdales, Northfleet. 

Any incidents can be reported to Kent Police by calling 101 or, if an emergency, 999.

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