Southport primary schoolgirl frightened by stranger


Photo: Kew Woods Primary School in Southport

Worried parents have contacted the police after a young girl was frightened by a man outside Kew Woods Primary School in Southport.

Detectives are now looking into the incident after a young girl, who attends a different school in the resort, was cycling past kew Woods Primary Car Park on May 4 shortly after 4.10pm when she was disturbed by a man who was sat in a car near to the school.

It was reported that the man shouted over to the girl and attemtped to get her attention before she cycled off and informed her parents of what had happened.

Police officers are now investigating the incident and say they are analaysing CCTV footage.

Neighbourhood Inspector Graham Fisher said: “Merseyside Police can confirm officers were called to reports of a male in a white car seen acting suspiciously close to a school in Ovington Drive in Southport at 4.55pm yesterday, Wednesday May 4.

“It is believed the male attempted to speak to a young girl on the street. The girl returned home and informed an adult.

“I would emphasise at this stage that we are treating this incident as suspicious.

“Although of obvious concern, no attempts have been made to approach or physically contact the girl and she did the right thing by notifying an adult at the earliest opportunity.

“We will be speaking to the local school in respect of the matter. CCTV enquiries are ongoing and patrols have been  increased in the area to provide assurance.

“Anyone with information can contact Merseyside Police on 101.”


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