Warning to schools and parents

2016-06-21 06:00

ON the afternoon of Friday 3 June my son was leaving Hillcrest High School for the short walk home when a strange white male attempted to talk him into his small silver or white car that was parked outside the school.
When my son walked by he was asked if he needed a lift, and he said no and kept walking. The driver then started the car and drove down the street, made a U-turn and then drove back in the direction my son was walking.
The driver slowed down and again, driving in the middle of Ridge Road because my son was on the opposite side of the road, he persistently asked my son if he wanted a lift, who aggressively said no a few more times and the vehicle sped off.
This was more than someone just asking a person if they needed a ride, he was very persistent. The person was a white male in his early twenties with close-cropped, almost shaved, blonde or red hair.
Please tell your children to be alert.

Councillor Rick Crouch

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