Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-02

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5 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 News Reports of attempted child abudctions in Farnboroug­h POLICE ISSUE STARK WARNING AFTER WORRYING INCIDENTS INVOLVING TWO MEN By JAMIE PHILLIPS “being male”. Officers attended the report, but it was later confirmed that the story was fabricated by the child to trick his friend. Many of the reports have been made via the team’s Facebook page, which it does not monitor 24/7. They have encouraged residents to report such incidents through 101 or by visiting their website. If any further incidents have occurred and not been reported to police, please contact them by calling 101 or visiting the website here. If you wish to add any informatio­n relating to something already reported, you can email police at rushmoor.police@hampshire.pnn. chased by an unknown passenger seat. The males were unable to gain access to the vehicle and there is no suggestion that the child was targeted. The matter is currently being investigat­ed. The second incident was reported in Bridge Road, where again two males began to approach a child who had pulled into a nearby layby on a bicycle. The child was not spoken to by the men as they were scared off by the mother prior to anything taking place. Police are unable to confirm whether these two incidents are connected at this time. The third incident was reported in Caswell Close, where a child had stated to a friend that they were Police have responded to reports seen on social media in the Farnboroug­h area @JPhillips_SJ THREE reports have been made of attempts to abduct children in the Farnboroug­h area. Farnboroug­h Cops, a Facebook page set up by the neighbourh­ood policing team, confirmed it was investigat­ing multiple reports that have been made in recent days relating to attempts to “snatch children”. It confirmed that it was aware of three reports, though one was later confirmed to have been “made up by a child to trick his friend”. One of the incidents took place at the Co-op store in Fernhill Road, where two men are said to have attempted to access the boot of a vehicle when a child was in the Aldershot, let’s support our locals like never before. Now more than ever, we need to be there for our locals. We’re committed to supporting them, because we’ve missed them too. So join us in showing them some love and let’s raise a glass to our locals. Open like never before. © 2020 The Coca-Cola Company. All rights reserved. COCA-COLA, COCA-COLA ZERO, DIET COKE and the DYNAMIC RIBBON are registered trade marks of The Coca-Cola Company. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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