POLICE say they are satisfied an accosting incident involving two school pupils in Clacton never happened.

Two youngsters reported being approached by a stranger as they walked to school along Coppins Road on Thursday.

They claimed to have run away from the man and reported the incident to teachers when they got to school – believed to be Clacton Coastal Academy.

Schools around the area took action to warn pupils and parents, sending out text alerts.

But after an investigation police now say the incident did not happen.

A spokesman said: “Officers have spoken to the two boys who reported the accosting incident and are satisfied that it did not take place.”