Child approached by adult in car on way to South Normanton school

Frederick Gent School
Frederick Gent School

Police who are investigating after a child was approached by adult in car on way to a South Normanton school, say they are satisfied it was "not a criminal matter".

Frederick Gent School has confirmed that one of its pupils reported the incident.

The school on Mansfield Road, South Normanton, said that "appropriate safeguarding actions have been taken".

A concerned parent whose children go to school in the village spoke out online, she said "please tell your kids to be vigilant."

The child was approached yesterday morning.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a child being approached by an adult in a car in South Street, South Normanton, this morning at 8.15am.

“Officers have spoken to the child involved and are satisfied this was not a criminal matter.

"The incident was reported in good faith and no further action is being taken.”

A statement from Frederick Gent School to Nottinghamshire Live, the school said: "A student has reported an incident on the way into school this morning. Appropriate safeguarding actions have been taken by the school and the police have been informed."