Police stranger danger warning after suspicious report

First published in News

POLICE are urging parents to remind youngsters of 'stranger danger' after a report of a man behaving suspiciously on Sycamore Lane, Great Sankey.

Texts were sent to parents of pupils in schools in the area after the man was spotted walking behind a boy and girl yesterday, Wednesday, near to the library at 8.30am.

Sergeant Gordon Jack said no attempt was made to ‘talk to or touch either child or coerce them in any way’ but added police presence in the area has been increased.

A spokesman added: “Police take all reports of this nature seriously and are keen to reiterate to parents and children the issues around 'stranger danger'.”

Call Cheshire Police on 101.

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2:59pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Cleopatra says...

People in danger of becoming neurotic?
A man was walking behind a boy and a girl and it was considered suspicious even though he didn't make any effort to touch or talk to them. Didn't you even consider he may have just been going in the same direction as them? What was he supposed to do? Run away in the opposite direction so people wouldn't think he was going to molest them.
You better start thinking before suggesting perfectly innocent people are acting suspiciously.
People in danger of becoming neurotic? A man was walking behind a boy and a girl and it was considered suspicious even though he didn't make any effort to touch or talk to them. Didn't you even consider he may have just been going in the same direction as them? What was he supposed to do? Run away in the opposite direction so people wouldn't think he was going to molest them. You better start thinking before suggesting perfectly innocent people are acting suspiciously. Cleopatra
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4:01pm Thu 15 Nov 12

warringtonontour says...

Get a job
Get a job warringtonontour
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4:41pm Thu 15 Nov 12

old-codger says...

What kind of report is this, The man may be going in the same direction, Scaremongering comes to mind,...
police presence in the area was increased last week after the so called :PRANK:...
....Cleopatra is right, Its good to be careful but going overboard is not the answer..
What kind of report is this, The man may be going in the same direction, Scaremongering comes to mind,... police presence in the area was increased last week after the so called :PRANK:... ....Cleopatra is right, Its good to be careful but going overboard is not the answer.. old-codger
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4:42pm Thu 15 Nov 12

JoeyLad says...

old-codger wrote:
What kind of report is this, The man may be going in the same direction, Scaremongering comes to mind,...
police presence in the area was increased last week after the so called :PRANK:...
....Cleopatra is right, Its good to be careful but going overboard is not the answer..
Have to agree.
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: What kind of report is this, The man may be going in the same direction, Scaremongering comes to mind,... police presence in the area was increased last week after the so called :PRANK:... ....Cleopatra is right, Its good to be careful but going overboard is not the answer..[/p][/quote]Have to agree. JoeyLad
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10:42pm Thu 15 Nov 12

notatcreamfields says...

The Warrington Guardian trying to criminalise people that are walking down the street now, seriously what the hell is going on with all these "stories" across the past few weeks? Do we really live in such a boring town that reporters feel the need to write what it stories? What if the Guardian employs rogue reporters that have been hacking emails? Everyone should change their password's to be vigilant lol
The Warrington Guardian trying to criminalise people that are walking down the street now, seriously what the hell is going on with all these "stories" across the past few weeks? Do we really live in such a boring town that reporters feel the need to write what it stories? What if the Guardian employs rogue reporters that have been hacking emails? Everyone should change their password's to be vigilant lol notatcreamfields
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10:51am Fri 16 Nov 12

Pauline McEwan says...

I am conscious of speaking to little children even though I know I would never hurt one. I agree people need to be vigilant for the bad ones out there (which unfortunately there are a lot) but everyone still needs to be able to go about their daily things without worrying whether they are going to be accused of things they haven't done.
"Notatcreamfields" I agree with everything you have said.
I am conscious of speaking to little children even though I know I would never hurt one. I agree people need to be vigilant for the bad ones out there (which unfortunately there are a lot) but everyone still needs to be able to go about their daily things without worrying whether they are going to be accused of things they haven't done. "Notatcreamfields" I agree with everything you have said. Pauline McEwan
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6:08pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Cleopatra says...

warringtonontour wrote:
Get a job
A comment resorted to by anyone with nothing more intelligent to add to a topic.
Grow up and get a personality!
[quote][p][bold]warringtonontour[/bold] wrote: Get a job[/p][/quote]A comment resorted to by anyone with nothing more intelligent to add to a topic. Grow up and get a personality! Cleopatra
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12:12pm Thu 22 Nov 12

dignified lawman says...

what a stupid story , Im no longer leaving my house just incase i happen to walk near where children are present .
I wouldnt want to be accused of being a peodo
what a stupid story , Im no longer leaving my house just incase i happen to walk near where children are present . I wouldnt want to be accused of being a peodo dignified lawman
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