Girl walking to school approached by strangers in Bognor Regis


POLICE have appealed for information after a girl walking to school was approached by two men in Bognor Regis.

A Sussex Police spokesman has said around 8am today (Thursday, March 19) a 14-year-old girl walking to school in Victoria Drive was approached by two men in a car whom she believed wanted her to go with them.

She described the vehicle as a small, dark-coloured car.

No physical attempt was made to get the girl into the vehicle and while the men’s intentions were not known the girl nevertheless felt frightened.

Detective Constable Ceri Spratt, of West Sussex CID, said: “This sort of incident is still very rare in Sussex and we would not want to cause unnecessary alarm.

“But it’s perhaps timely for parents and schools to remind children of ‘stranger danger’ and advise them to be wary of any unusual approaches such as this.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident in Victoria Drive or who may have other relevant information is asked to contact police by e-mailing or phoning 101, quoting serial 198 of 19/3

Alternatively people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111.