Following an incident where a girl was approached in Dorridge on the morning of Friday 24th January the police are asking parents and teachers to drive home the ‘stranger danger’ message.
The 10-year-old was on her way to school in Slater Road at around 8am when a man in a silver car pulled alongside her and asked her to get in.
The girl immediately ran off and alerted her school who called police and an investigation has been launched.
It’s important children are reminded about ‘stranger danger’ safety messages, never to get into cars of motorists they don’t know, and to always report suspicious behaviour so that the police can investigate.
But at the same time it should be stressed that the girl has not been injured, or indeed physically touched.”
Police are working with Solihull Council to reassure parents and carers that the incident is being fully investigated and to advise of the need to be vigilant.
West Midlands Police has issued the following advice:
• Never go off on your own with a stranger, take things from them or get in a car with them.
• Make sure you tell your parents where you are.
• If someone scares you, or makes you feel uncomfortable go somewhere safe, which could be your home, your school or a police station. Remember to tell someone what has happened straight away.
If you would like to discuss any other policing matters please contact your local policing team on 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.