BROMSGROVE Police have moved to reassure parents after an incident in Catshill this morning where a girl was approached by a man in a car.
It happened about 8.20am while the 11-year-old girl was walking down Wildmoor Lane on her way to school.
A small red car pulled alongside her and asked her to ‘come here’. The girl did not respond and walked away.
Officers said there was no physical contact between the man and the girl, he did not try to pursue her and she did not see the car again.
Following the incident, several schools from across the district have sent out text messages warning parents and their children to be on their guard.
The Standard was also contacted by parents concerned about the incident.
Insp Julia Brealey, of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We would like to reassure the public that we are taking this seriously.
“Police inquiries are being conducted in the local area and we are eager to hear from anyone who saw this vehicle or any other suspicious activity.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 89S of Wednesday January 7.