Belfast Telegraph

Police probe man's bid to enter primary school in Northern Ireland

By Allan Preston

Police have launched an investigation after a man arrived at an east Belfast primary school falsely claiming he was there to collect children.

Dr John Kyle said school staff at Elmgrove Primary on the Beersbridge Road were alarmed as the man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The PUP councillor had been visiting the school when the incident occurred on Tuesday at around 1.25pm.

"There is no need for parents to worry - the school responded entirely appropriately and as a result all pupils were kept safe and well," he said.

The individual left the school premises without causing further incident.

Police have said they are following a "definite line of enquiry," on the matter.

PSNI Chief Inspector David Moore added: "The staff followed all the safeguarding procedures and refused access, and the male then left."

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