Child approached by adult in car on way to South Normanton school

Police who are investigating after a child was approached by adult in car on way to a South Normanton school, say they are satisfied it was "not a criminal matter".

Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 11:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 11:13 am
Frederick Gent School

Frederick Gent School has confirmed that one of its pupils reported the incident.

The school on Mansfield Road, South Normanton, said that "appropriate safeguarding actions have been taken".

A concerned parent whose children go to school in the village spoke out online, she said "please tell your kids to be vigilant."

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Frederick Gent School

The child was approached yesterday morning.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a child being approached by an adult in a car in South Street, South Normanton, this morning at 8.15am.

“Officers have spoken to the child involved and are satisfied this was not a criminal matter.

"The incident was reported in good faith and no further action is being taken.”

A statement from Frederick Gent School to Nottinghamshire Live, the school said: "A student has reported an incident on the way into school this morning. Appropriate safeguarding actions have been taken by the school and the police have been informed."