Sheffield school vow to work with police after girl, 12, asked for name and address by unknown man

A Sheffield school has vowed to take any action necessary after one of its pupils was approached by a man who asked her for her contact details.

Ecclesfield School said it would work with South Yorkshire Police after a 12-year-old girl was approached outside a row of shops on Hartley Brook Road, Shiregreen, at around 7.30am on Monday.

Ecclesfield School.

Ecclesfield School.

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Concerned mum Tamara Cross said her daughter, Georgina, told her a man approached her and then asked her for her name and address before she ran home.

Peter Booth, safeguarding manager at Ecclesfield School, said: “What we will do in school is await a police response and we will take any directions from them accordingly if there is a need for us to do anything.”

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Ms Cross said the man was wearing a red cap and had a grey beard and was in blue five-door car.

Another parent also said her daughter was approached by the man but she ran off before he spoke to her.

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The Star has contacted South Yorkshire Police for more information and is awaiting a response.