Dunstable schoolgirl approached by man ‘acting suspiciously’

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A teenage girl was approached by a stranger on her way to school this morning.

The incident happened just before 8am as the girl walked in an alleyway between French’s Avenue and Aldbanks.

While there, she was approached by a man described by police as “acting suspiciously”. The girl told her parents who called the police.

DI Jackie Dadd said: “We’d like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, especially any dog walkers or cyclists who may have been in the area between 7.30am and 8.30am.

“The man is described as white, in his 30s, approximately 5 feet tall, and was wearing a black hooded jacket and blue jeans. He left in the direction of French’s Avenue.

“We’d also ask parents to remind their children not to take short cuts on the way to school and instead stick to main roads where they will be safer.

Another schoolgirl was approached by a stranger last week while walking through an alley in Houghton Regis. Police say they are not currently linking the incidents but are keeping an open mind.

Anyone with information is advised to contact DC Dadd on 101.