Teenage girl approached by stranger under bridge

The student who was approached attends East Bergholt High School. The school has warned parents of t

The student who was approached attends East Bergholt High School. The school has warned parents of the incident and informed Essex Police Picture: ADRIAN PYE - Credit: ADRIAN PYE

An approach to a teenage girl by an unknown man has prompted her school to warn parents and students to stay vigilant.

Manningtree railway station, in Station Road, Manningtree. A man in his 40s approached a teenage gir

Manningtree railway station, in Station Road, Manningtree. A man in his 40s approached a teenage girl close to the station Picture: SU ANDERSON - Credit: Su Anderson

The student, who attends East Bergholt High School, was walking under the bridge in Station Road, Manningtree, when a man approached her and tried to speak to her.

He was white, in his 40s, bald, well built and wearing a high visibility jacket.

In an email sent out to parents, the school said: "We have been made aware of an incident where a female student has reported being approached by a man while walking under the bridge at Manningtree station.

"The student was spoken to by the man. She ignored him and continued walking home.


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"The police have been informed and have advised that if anyone has a similar experience and is targeted by this man they should contact Essex Police with incident number 1250 of May 10."

Essex Police confirmed they were investigating the incident.

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