Masked men approached children

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PARENTS are being warned to be extra vigilant after two masked men in a car approached children in Wigan.

It has been reported that as a group of children were walking along Corporation Street, off Poolstock, at around 7.20pm on October 1, when a car with no lights pulled up alongside them.

Two men, wearing masks, opened the car door and the youngsters ran off, scared.

Meanwhile, Standish High School has sent out another letter after a pupil was approached by a man on Greenwood Road, in Standish, that same morning.

The man is described as wearing a blue hooded top and grey pants and is being linked to a white van seen on the same road.

Jonathan Miller, deputy head teacher at the school, said: “Parents are being asked to remind their children to be vigilant on their way to and from school.

“We are constantly updating our children and parents on any stranger danger alerts and always inform the school police officer.”

PC Mark Schofield, said: “The school report any incidents to me and I decide what happens to that information. I advise children and parents to be very much aware as this is something that is ongoing.

“Don’t let children travel to school alone and always be aware.”

This was the second alert Standish High School sent out, as on Wednesday September 23, staff warned parents about a man in a van who spoke to pupils.