Police reassure parents after concerns over strangers outside schools in Rugby

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Police have reassured parents that there is ‘no risk’ to children in the Rugby area after reports of strangers acting suspiciously near schools.

Parents received a text from Boughton Leigh Junior School confirming that the police had been informed of a potential stranger danger issue.

Police have deployed officers at schools in the area to reassure parents.

The text from Boughton Leigh Junior School to parents read: “You may have heard rumours re strangers approaching children. We can confirm that police were notified and visited the school. They will continue to monitor the situation.”

Inspector Karl Faulkner of Warwickshire Police said: “Warwickshire police have liaised with both schools and the children involved and at this time there is no risk to children attending schools within the area.

“Officers will be deployed to schools to reassure parents that this is the case.”