Police appeal after man swears at pupils at Kidbrooke school

15:16 20 December 2012

A man has made

A man has made 'unwelcome approaches' to children. Picture: Met Police

Archant

An E-fit of a man suspected of approaching children outside a school in Kidbrooke has been released in an effort to trace him.

The appeal was made in the wake of what police describe as false internet rumours of attempted abductions at Thomas Tallis School in Kidbrooke Park Road.

The man is described as white, with red hair, between 30 and 40 years old, wearing a green parka jacket.

Police said he has asked children a number of questions before swearing at them when they walk off and ignore him.

Detective Inspector Jonathan Mearns said the allegations amount to one incident of antisocial behaviour.

He said: We currently have a number of officers working on this and will pursue all investigative leads.

“I am a parent too and I can share the worry that some may feel.

“I want to reassure you that we are working with the school and that we do not believe that there is an immediate danger to children.”

School officers and Safer Neighbourhoods teams are carrying out extra patrols in and around the school.

Pupils have been asked to contact 999 if approached. Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Greenwich CID on 020 8284 9554.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A new play chronicles the shocking story of sex predator Savile

‘Were there people in showbusiness who knew he was ‘dodgy’? Absolutely’

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A 13-year old girl was raped by a man after meeting him the day before in Camden.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Photo Emmanuel Valentine]

Twitter was flooded with photos of the tyre-high rushing brown water.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Photograph from the Met Police]

Two men forged Transport for London (TfL) private hire licences to illegally operate as minicab drivers.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
(Picture:: PA)

A man was caught touching himself while standing close to women at London Bridge Underground station.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Paragon Road

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were injured following a shooting in Homerton.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more
Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Read more
Cheers!

We’re giving you the chance to win six cases of this fab Bradshaw Chardonnay.

Read more