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Oldbury schools warn parents to be wary after men spotted nearby

By Thomas Parkes | Oldbury | News | Published:

Parents have been urged to remain vigilant after men were spotted hanging around schools in Oldbury.

Oldbury Academy urged parents to remain vigilant

Council bosses have asked people to give their children safety advice after a man followed a student.

A student at Q3 Academy Langley, Moat Road, reported a man, in his late 30s, who was seen and heard shouting at children from.

The man, who wore a cap and driving a light peach colour Alfa Romeo, was also talking about drugs on September 18.

He was reported as being on Wolverhampton Road at around 3.35pm.

An Asian male, of a stocky build, was seen following a student on their way to Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, a day later.

He was seen slouched in the car seat of the Toyota Yaris, wearing a grey t-shirt.

And the following day a man entered The Meadows School, Dudley Road East, asking after a youngster who didn't attend the school.

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Once challenged, the suspicious male began to ask questions about the youth club.

He arrived at the school in a white van, along with another man who stayed in the van.

Oldbury Academy, on Pound Round, took to Facebook in a bid to raise awareness, having been told by Sandwell Council.

It said: "We have been informed this morning of the following incidents reported to the local authority. Please remind your child of the best ways to stay safe to and from school and rest assured we have a secure site."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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