Parents warned to be ‘vigilant’ after man follows teen girls home from school

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A warning has been issued to parents after a man was spotted following teenagers home after school.

Churchill Academy & Sixth Form advised parents and pupils to remain ‘vigilant’ after three teenage girls were followed home from the academy by a man in a small, grey hatchback.

An academy spokesman said: “We have been made aware of some suspicious behaviour near to school.

“A male in a dark-coloured small hatchback car (possibly a dark grey polo) drove at slow speed and followed a group of our students as they walked home in Churchill.”

The man, described as white and wearing a dark-coloured gillet, followed the girls along Front Street, in Churchill, on Tuesday afternoon at 4.45pm.


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He is described as being between 40 and 60 years old.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: “The school has issued a message to parents and the neighbourhood policing team is aware, however the man did not speak to the girls and no offences have been disclosed.”

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