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Tonbridge: Police investigating reports of white van men trying to pick up Hayesbrook School pupil

Police are investigating after two men tried to entice a Tonbridge schoolboy into their van.

It's understood a year 7 Hayesbrook School pupil was approached by the men, travelling in a white van, near Tonbridge Railway Station yesterday. 

They are said to have asked him to get in the vehicle before driving away. 

Police were called to the scene. Stock picture
Police were called to the scene. Stock picture

Hayesbrook School, in Brook Street, today issued a warning to parents about the incident.

Headmaster of nearby Judd School, Robert Masters, relayed the warning to his staff and students. 

In a message sent home he said: "If this is as sinister as it sounds then the men involved are likely to be trying the same approach in other areas, not just confined to Tonbridge.

"We will remind students in registration about the danger of approaches like this from strangers and how they need to look out for each other as well."

Mr Masters asked parents to reinforce this safety message at home.

A Kent Police spokesman confirmed the report. He said: "Police were contacted at 3.47pm on Monday after a school boy reported that a man in a white van offered him a lift.

"The boy reported another man was sitting in the back of the van. He did not get in and went home."


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