Par­ents alerted by school’s text

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Calls For Vigilance -

Fol­low­ing the four latest of­fences, par­ents of chil­dren at The John Wes­ley Pri­mary School, which is close to where Sun­day’s two in­ci­dents took place, were sent texts ad­vis­ing them to be ex­tra vig­i­lant.

One mes­sage said: “Due to an in­ci­dent nearby at the week­end, please be ex­tra care­ful bring­ing and tak­ing your chil­dren to/from school, thank you.”

A sec­ond text said: “Fur­ther to our pre­vi­ous text, a man ex­posed him­self to teenage girls at the week­end at a lo­cal bus stop, po­lice are aware.”

A par­ent, who wished to re­main anony­mous but who re­ceived the mes­sages, has now spo­ken of her con­cerns.

She said: “As a mum it’s re­ally fright­en­ing that this is hap­pen­ing lo­cally.

“Kids should be al­lowed their in­de­pen­dence with­out the threats.

“I have to ad­mit, I’m glad my chil­dren are too young to walk to school on their own yet, but hope­fully by mak­ing peo­ple aware of what’s hap­pen­ing it will al­low par­ents to keep their kids safe. Let’s hope he’s caught soon.”

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