School Issues 'Stranger Danger' Alert

School Issues 'Stranger Danger' Alert

An email has been sent to parents by The Head Teacher of Kemsley Primary Academy, Iris Homer, after an alleged attempted kidnapping was reported near the school.

Kent Police have confirmed that they: "were called to a report of an attempted abduction of a child yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 25th April) at around 4.30pm. Officers attended and, as part of their enquiries, arrested two men from Sittingbourne, aged 29 and 60, on suspicion of attempted kidnap. They remain in custody. The victim was able to leave the scene and return home safely” they confirmed.

It is believed that all children at the school were going to be told in assemblies about 'stranger danger' following the incident.

The school told SFM News: “We have been informed there was an attempted kidnap of a child by a slight/athletic man around 5ft 9in, with dark eyes, wearing black sportswear, white gloves and a full ski mask. During assembly, the children were reminded how to remain vigilant whilst walking home from school (especially pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 who have permission to do so) - walking with a friend, how to stay safe while playing outside and how to respond to potentially dangerous situations including stranger danger".

Police are reminding parents and residents to be vigilant at all times. 

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