Police to guard Doncaster primary school after man attempted to aduct pupil

Police are set to guard a Doncaster primary school after the attempted abduction of a pupil this morning.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 11:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 11:44 am

South Yorkshire Police has said it will be “carrying out specific patrols around the area during key school times” after a man followed a pupil as he walked to Plover Primary School in Intake this morning.

The school has urged parents to collect their children at the end of the school day rather than allowing them to walk home alone.

A post detailing the incident has been widely shared on Facebook and it reads: “Just to make people aware, my son was approached by a man at the roundabout near Plover School this morning.

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Plover Primary School in Doncaster.

“He was tall, had a black Corsa and had short dark hair. He told my son to go with him and he ran away to school - the man chased him for a short while.

“School are phoning police. I feel sick to my stomach.”

Parents received a text alert telling them to pick pupils up at the end of the school day.

A police spokesman said: “At 8.25am this morning, a pupil reported that a man had followed him as he walked to school. The man left as the pupil approached the school gates.

“Teachers and parents have been informed and PCSOs will be carrying out specific patrols around the area during key school times.

“Anyone with concerns or information should call 101 quoting incident number 145 of 29 January 2020.”