Schools raise alarm after reports of attempted child abductions in Harlow

News / Wed 7th Mar 2018 at 04:59pm

Update: 1100 hrs

Police received reports of a woman acting suspiciously inside Harvey shopping centre in Harlow at around 5.40pm on Tuesday, March 6.

A mother reported to police that a woman touched her daughter’s shoulder. We are investigating the report and are working closely with centre security.

While we are treating the report seriously, we are keeping an open mind and believe there may be a simple explanation to this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Harlow CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/31326/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A NUMBER of Harlow schools have alerted parents after reports of a number of possible child abductions around the town.

The schools sent out the messages on Wednesday afternoon.

The schools said: “We have had reports today that there have been attempted child abductions in Harlow this week around the Harvey Centre and Sainsbury’s supermarket.

“We do not want to cause alarm but instead warn our community to be vigilant and careful when in public with your children”.

Readers have informed us that police have made door to door enquiries in the Rivermill part of town.

YH has contacted Essex Police but they have yet to respond to our query.

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