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Driver attempts to entice Bangor schoolboy with lift

Third incident in Northern Ireland town in a month

Published 29/09/2016

Bangor Grammar
Bangor Grammar
School Principal Elizabeth Huddleson

A Northern Ireland school has warned its children to be vigilant after a suspicious approach to one of its children outside its gates.

Bangor Grammar, in an email to parents, said one of its pupils was approached by a van driver on the Gransha Road who then made "inappropriate comments".

The driver then offered the boy a lift to which he refused and the man took off.

"All pupils," school principal Elizabeth Huddleson wrote, "have been reminded to be vigilant on their journey to and from school and to avoid unnecessary engagement with strangers if approached.

"Boys have also been advised to report any suspicious incidents immediately to home and school."

The incident, the school said. was reported to police.

Both the school and police have been approached for a comment.

The warning is the second by a Bangor school in the past couple of days and the third in the space of a month.

More: Northern Ireland school warning after girls 'inappropriately approached'

Glenlola Collegiate briefed pupils during Tuesday's assembly and sent a letter to parents about an incident on Monday.

It said three girls were "inappropriately approached" by a stranger outside the school close to its Valentine Road gates.

Earlier in the month it advised parents to ensure children did not walk alone alone Castle Park in the seaside Co Down town following another report of a suspicious approach in the area on September 13.

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