Police appeal after man swears at pupils at Kidbrooke school

15:16 20 December 2012

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

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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.

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