Schoolgirls approached outside Monmouthshire playground

TWO schoolgirls were approached by a man in a Monmouthshire school playground on Monday.

The man, described by the girls as wearing a hat and a scarf pulled over his face so only his eyes were showing, attempted to talk to them at Llantilio Pertholey Church in Wales Primary School at the end of the day.

The girls ran to their parents, who were at the school, and the police were informed, arriving soon after.

The school has since spoken to all its pupils to reassure them and discuss ‘stranger danger’.

Monmouthshire County Council is supporting them in this and has assigned a senior officer to assist them.

A council spokesman said: “Gwent police have maintained a highly visible presence at the school since the incident took place.

“We would like to commend the pupils for their quick thinking in avoiding this man and going straight to their parents.”

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2:48pm Thu 5 Dec 13

welshmen says...

NO DESCRIPTION THEN, local accent or not? shade? height? fat? skinny? clothes....
NO DESCRIPTION THEN, local accent or not? shade? height? fat? skinny? clothes.... welshmen

3:53pm Thu 5 Dec 13

whatintheworld says...

welshmen wrote:
NO DESCRIPTION THEN, local accent or not? shade? height? fat? skinny? clothes....
cant you read welshmen?! it clearly states that he has eyes
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: NO DESCRIPTION THEN, local accent or not? shade? height? fat? skinny? clothes....[/p][/quote]cant you read welshmen?! it clearly states that he has eyes whatintheworld

10:41am Fri 6 Dec 13

_Bryan_ says...

Not to be complacent or anything but unless there was more to this than is in the report isn't this scare mongering?

A man approached two schoolgirls and tried to talk to them, but they ran off to their parents. Perhaps he wanted to know the time, or was lost, or wanted to warn one of them that they had an untied shoelace?

There's no need to launch a manhunt just because someone dared to try talking to someone else. A little perspective please?
Not to be complacent or anything but unless there was more to this than is in the report isn't this scare mongering? A man approached two schoolgirls and tried to talk to them, but they ran off to their parents. Perhaps he wanted to know the time, or was lost, or wanted to warn one of them that they had an untied shoelace? There's no need to launch a manhunt just because someone dared to try talking to someone else. A little perspective please? _Bryan_

12:28pm Fri 6 Dec 13

hellsbelle73 says...

urm, do you not read properly, this was two young girls, obviously shaken up and probably too young to even think about describing accents etc... plank
urm, do you not read properly, this was two young girls, obviously shaken up and probably too young to even think about describing accents etc... plank hellsbelle73

3:11pm Fri 6 Dec 13

welshmen says...

hellsbelle73 wrote:
urm, do you not read properly, this was two young girls, obviously shaken up and probably too young to even think about describing accents etc... plank
Do you ware a hat and scarf....
[quote][p][bold]hellsbelle73[/bold] wrote: urm, do you not read properly, this was two young girls, obviously shaken up and probably too young to even think about describing accents etc... plank[/p][/quote]Do you ware a hat and scarf.... welshmen

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