Parents of Karori Normal School have been notified of a man using lollies to encourange an 11 year into his car.

This is the letter from the school:

“Yesterday afternoon, at approximately 4.00pm, an 11 year old girl reported that she was approached by a man on on Parkvale Road. He suggested she get in the car to get warm and offered her lollies. She said no thanks and ran.

The police acknowledge that any report of an incident of this type would be concerning to parents but can reassure the community that they are taking these matters very seriously.

The police are investigating and ask anyone who has information which can assist Police to please contact us on 04 381 2000.

If anyone sees anything suspicious, they should not hesitate to call 111.

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind parents and caregivers of students:

• Teach your child how to get safely to and from school and other places they go – whether they walk, bike or go by bus.

• Make clear rules about getting home.

• Go to school with your child so that you can show them the safest route. Try to use main arterial routes with more people around and avoid walkways and isolated areas.

• Teach them to deal with hazards like narrow footpaths or busy roads.

• If they walk, make sure they always use pedestrian crossings.

• Who does your child walk home with? Meet the parents of children in your area and keep in touch.

• Teach the children to walk home together in twos or small groups, not alone.

• Make other arrangements if someone is away.

• Anyone who has an immediate concern for their safety should not hesitate to call 111.

• We actively encourage students to report anything that makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable. This can be to a trusted adult, a teacher or the Police.

Kind regards

Jayne Ross | Sergeant JGAR15 | Community Services – Johnsonville CPC

New Zealand Police | PH: 04 381 2000 | E: [email protected]

A: 6-10 Moorefield Road, Johnsonville, or PO Box 693, Wellington”

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