No offence after man 'acts suspiciously near girl'By Lucy Thorne
October 05, 2012
Officers investigating reports of a man acting suspiciously near a school girl last week have been unable to find an offence despite extensive inquiries and media appeals.
No victim or other witnesses have been found after police were called when a schoolboy reported seeing a man driving a Land Rover Discovery acting suspiciously near a schoolgirl in Longdown Road, Little Sandhurst around 5pm on Tuesday, September 25.Man acts suspiciously near school girl
The man was challenged by a women walking her dog and then drove off.
Parents were warned to be vigilant with letters being sent out by schools asking people to be alert and to ‘exercise due care’ after the ‘potential abduction of a secondary aged pupil from the Crowthorne area’.
But today deputy LPA commander for Bracknell, Insp John Goosey, said: “Despite extensive inquiries and a media appeal, we have not yet been able to identify any offence in relation to the reported incident.
“We have not been able to find a victim nor has the woman described by the boy come forward. We have also received no reports of missing young people.
“Although these kinds of reports are rare and isolated, we take them seriously as part of our work to protect the community and safeguard children. We would ask that residents continue to report any such incidents to us in the future for them to be appropriately and thoroughly investigated.”
Anyone with information who has not yet come forward is still urged to do so by contacting Det Sgt John Slater via 101 or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.