Man ‘attempted to engage girl, 10, in conversation’ outside primary school

PUBLISHED: 12:30 12 March 2020 | UPDATED: 17:32 12 March 2020

The man allegedly attempted to speak with two children on Gaul Road, March near Burrowmoor Primary School. Picture: Google Maps

The man allegedly attempted to speak with two children on Gaul Road, March near Burrowmoor Primary School. Picture: Google Maps

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A man tried to engage two children - including a 10-year-old girl - in conversation on on two separate occasions outside a Fenland primary school.

Distance between Gaul Road and Burrowmoor Primary School. Picture: Google MapsDistance between Gaul Road and Burrowmoor Primary School. Picture: Google Maps

Office staff at Burrowmoor Primary School in March warned parents following the incident which happened on Wednesday afternoon (March 11).

A letter to parents reads: 'We have received a report of a man standing in Gaul Road this afternoon at the end of the school day.

'He attempted to engage two girls in conversation in two separate occasions, both girls are safe.'

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A school spokesman confirmed the incident was reported and the email was sent out to parents immediately and that they 'followed police advice and protocol'.

The letter continues to say: 'We understand that the incident has been reported to the police but felt that parents needed to be aware of the incident.

'If you do see anything suspicious please report it to the police and to the school.'

Cambridgeshire Police said: 'We were called at 4.12pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) with reports of suspicious circumstances in Gaul Road, March.

'It was reported that a man tried to engage a 10-year-old girl in conversation.'

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