Walsall Police have issued a warning to local parents after two reported incidents of children being approached by a pair of men in a white Transit van in the little Bloxwich area.
I think readers of the Brownhills Blog should be aware of the warning and keep an eye out, too, please.
Walsall Police issued the following statement on Facebook yesterday (Tuesday 14th June 2016):
We are warning parents to be vigilant after reports of two men behaving suspiciously in the Little Bloxwich area.
Two incidents have been reported where the occupants of a white transit van, one black and one white, have tried to entice two young boys into the van, offering them a lift to school.
The first incident was on Maple Street on Thursday 9 June and the second was on Ryle Street on Monday 13 June with both happening around 8.20am.
We have stepped up patrols in the area during school travelling times and are asking parents to remind their children about stranger danger.
Anyone who sees anything suspicious should call police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
This is clearly a very worrying incident – so please, if you have any information, do speak to the police. If you know who the men might be, or if you saw anything at all, please do contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Stay safe, folks.