The following message was received from Northants Police yesterday (2nd March 2017)

Please can I make you aware of a suspicious incident  that took place yesterday morning (01-JAN) between 08:15 & 08:30hrs.  A 13 year old pupil was on their way to school when they were approach by a van (White van with sliding doors). The driver of the van opened the door and said “come over here, I’m gonna show you something”. This took place between Unity close and Roses close, Wollaston. The pupil continued to walk to school and reported this to their parent in the evening. Unfortunately we have no further details of the van or the driver.

Below is generic advice we give to pupils when walking to and from school (More appropriate for secondary school pupils, as most primary pupils will be attending school with parents/guardians).

When possible walk to and from school with friends.

If a stranger asks you a question, don’t talk to them.

If a stranger offers you a ride or asks you to come over to their vehicle, say “NO!” and stay far away from their car. Never accept anything from a stranger. Tell a teacher, parent, guardian ASAP.

If a stranger follows you on foot, get away from him or her as quickly as you can. You can run and yell loudly, “HELP!”. Head to a safe place such as the Library, school or shop.

If you have a mobile phone, ensure it is fully charged so you can contact police on 999 in emergencies and 101 non-emergency.

If you receive any further reports/information in relation to this incident, please contact us on 101.