Alleged sweets incident involving Chatteris schoolgirls was ‘innocent’ say police after investigation

Police investigated alleged sweets incident

Police investigated alleged sweets incident - Credit: Archant

Reports of men offering sweets to students in Chatteris have been dismissed as “nothing of concern” following a thorough investigation by police.

Letters were sent out to parents of pupils at the Cromwell Community College yesterday (Wednesday) after reports that three girls were offered sweets as they were walking through Southampton Place on their way to school on Tuesday (19).

However, Jo Roberts, the college’s child protection officer, said police have now confirmed the incident was “completely innocent” and nothing to be concerned about.

“The police have come back to me this afternoon to say that after further, thorough investigations, they have found it was completely innocent. We will be sending out another letter to parents to let them know the police findings,” said Mrs Roberts.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police confirmed the investigation’s findings and said officers had identified and spoken to the person concerned.