Suspicious car spotted near schools

CHILDREN and parents are today being warned to be vigilant after two girls were approached by the driver of a blue car seen loitering outside Ipswich schools.

CHILDREN and parents are today being warned to be vigilant after two girls were approached by the driver of a blue car seen loitering outside Ipswich schools.

Suffolk Police have appealed for anyone with information about a blue Mercedes with distinctive tinted windows to contact the South West Ipswich Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01473 613500, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or 999 in an emergency.

On Thursday at about 8.45am a boy saw a blue Mercedes outside the Chatsworth Crescent Co-operative store, close to Halifax Primary School.

Just 15 minutes earlier a scared 12-year-old girl was followed near Stoke High School, along Maidenhall Approach, by a blue car being driven slowly. When the driver called out to her she ran to school.


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Police said that on the previous day, Wednesday at 3pm, a similar car was seen parked outside Hillside Primary School, and at 11.15am that day it was sighted in Mallard Way, near Chantry High School.

A 15-year-old girl was walking home when the driver of a blue Mercedes with tinted windows sounded his horn and called out to her, before she ran home.

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