issue warning after 'suspicious
car' approaches girls
have been providing reassurance and support in the area following
three reports of suspicious incidents involving a vehicle approaching
have been visiting local schools delivering advice to students
on how to remain safe. They have also visited YMCAs and other
Elaine Linham said: "Its important that these incidents
are reported directly to us so we can investigate the facts. We
ask everyone to be considerate when sharing unconfirmed reports
on Facebook as rumours can quickly escalate."
are continuing to investigate the reports and would reassure the
public that are following up all leads."
vehicle is described as a large black car with blacked-out windows
with two men inside.
teenager was approached in Highbridge town centre this week, according
to the latest reports, and there have also been incidents in Bridgwater.
a precaution it always good practice to ensure young people stick
to the following information. Always tell your parent/carer where
you are going and make regular contact with them while you are
out and if you are running late let someone know."
safety spots - places you can go to if you feel unsafe. Identify
trusted neighbours, police stations, or shops that you can go
to alert a responsible adult.
Dont separate from your friends and never
go with a stranger, accept gifts, or get in their car."
give directions to strangers or lean into their car and stick
to well-lit areas and trust your feelings."
take risks if you feel uncomfortable go straight home,
or report the incident to someone you trust a police officer,
a teacher or someone you know well. Ensure you know the correct
numbers to call 101 to report incidents or 999 in an emergency."