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Mum's stranger danger alert

PUBLISHED: 14:56 25 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:15 23 August 2010

A CONCERNED mother has issued a warning to parents about strangers approaching their children. Parent Sue Ash was shocked when her 12 year-old daughter returned home to say she had been approached by two men in a car on Perry Street, Northfleet. Police

A CONCERNED mother has issued a warning to parents about strangers approaching their children.

Parent Sue Ash was shocked when her 12 year-old daughter returned home to say she had been approached by two men in a car on Perry Street, Northfleet.

Police have since launched an investigation and inquiries are ongoing after a suspicious vehicle was traced.

Mrs Ash, who did not want to name her daughter, said she and a friend had been walking home at 6.40pm when the car pulled up and asked them to get in last Tuesday.

The youngsters run onto the estate and managed to make their way back to her house nearby, Mrs Ash explained.

She said: "What really worries me is how early it was. I want other parents to be aware because I don't think people like this will stop until they get what they want."

Mrs Ash approached the police and on November 20 went out with a neighbourhood police officer to identify the car, as her daughter had taken the number plate.

Chief Inspector Ian Dampier confirmed that the police were investigating.

He said: "On Friday 20 November a member of the Northfleet neighbourhood policing team was approached by two women who wanted to report suspicious activity involving a black Saab car which had been seen in the area.

"Around the same time other reports were also received of this vehicle in suspicious circumstances.As a result of police inquiries, that vehicle has now been traced and an investigation is ongoing to establish if any offences have been committed.


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