Parents warned after pupils ‘approached’ by couple

Parents of children at a school in Exeter have been warned to exercise ‘caution and vigilance’ after two pupils were apparently approached by a couple in a car last week.

The message – which has been seen by DevonLive – was sent out by St Michael’s Academy in Heavitree late on Friday about the incident, which is thought to have occurred on Thursday after school.

The message said that two pupils in Year 6 were spoken to by a man and a woman, who apparently said ‘next time, come with us’.

There is no indication that any of the children were harmed.

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“Dear Parent/Carers. We have just been made aware of an incident that happened yesterday after school,” the message reads.

“It appears that a two of our Year 6 children were approached by a man and a woman in a black car. The couple are reported to have said ‘…next time, come with us.’

“This has been reported to the police.

“We have spoken to the children in Years 5 and 6 this afternoon, to raise their awareness. We would urge caution and vigilance.”

The message is signed off by headteacher Sarah Lavis.

DevonLive have approached the school for further information.

Devon and Cornwall Police have also been asked for comment, responding that they had no logs for an incident of that nature on Thursday.

Devon Live