Headteacher issues warning after man in van approaches pupil after school

A Fylde coast school has issued a warning to pupils after a man was seen behaving suspiciously in the area.

Saturday, 28th January 2017, 1:50 pm
Updated Saturday, 28th January 2017, 2:06 pm
Fleetwood High School headteacher Richard Barnes

Police are also investigating the incident, which happened on Thursday afternoon in the Beach Road area of Fleetwood.

The alert was sparked after a pupil at Fleetwood High School was approached by an unknown man in a black van.

The man’s actions, according to the school, “compromised her safety”.

Parents and pupils have now been warned that children should not walk to and from school alone.

A letter from headteacher Richard Barnes said: “I would ask students to be sensible and cautious and I have given this advice in school.

“If possible they should not be on their own.

“As parents I ask you to enforce this important message with your child.

“If they feel uneasy about any situation they should contact police on 999 or 101.”