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Frinton: School alert after alley approach
11:00am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
SCHOOL staff and police are on alert following reports of a suspicious man attempting to talk to a group of young girls in Frinton.
The man was spotted loitering in an alleyway just off Elm Tree Avenue last week on Monday October 7.
He attempted to talk to a passing group of three girls and a boy, all aged about 11 years-old, but they became uncomfortable and ran away.
An adult witness saw the incident unfold and reported it to police.
Officers say the incident may have been innocent, but are treating it seriously.
The man was described as being aged 50-60, with white hair, wearing jeans and carrying an Argos carrier bag.
Officers have appealed for the children and the man to come forward and clear the situation up.
The incident happened close to Hamford Primary School and Tendring Technology College, but took place at about 5pm – well after schools had finished for the day.