Harborough school warns community after old man makes 'inappropriate gesture' to Year 6 girl in the street

The incident has been reported to the police

Friday, 26th March 2021, 5:53 pm
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Youngsters and parents are being urged to be extra-vigilant after an old man made an “inappropriate gesture” towards a primary school pupil in Market Harborough.

The worrying ‘stranger danger’ incident involving the Year 6 child – aged 10 or 11 – from Market Harborough C of E Academy happened in the town centre.

It has now been reported to police.

The school, based on Fairfield Road, Market Harborough, has now written to the parents and carers of all their 350 or so pupils warning them to be on their guard.

“Please be aware that an incident was reported to us that one of our Year 6 children was walking through town by themselves after school and was approached by an ‘elderly gentleman’ who it was reported made an inappropriate gesture.

“This was in the centre of town near Wesses bakery,” the school is telling parents.

“The incident was reported to police.

“Please can we ask parents and children to remain vigilant at all times.

“This is especially important for any of our Y5/6 children who may be walking to and from school unaccompanied by an adult.”

We have approached the school for more information.