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St. James' CE Primary School

Cascade Warning

We have been sent some information via the Headteacher warning cascade of incidents of concern in our local area. Please do speak to your children regarding stranger danger and what to do if they are worried about any incident. Always report troubling incidents by contacting the police on 101 or 999, depending on the circumstances and the urgency of the case, to report the incident, and also report it to us at school so we can support you and warn the wider school community.

A local secondary school reported that one of their Year 11 students was approached by a black male in his 20s on 10 January at around 1:40 p.m. on Turney Road just past Croxted Road walking towards Rosendale Primary School. The man had black hair which was short. The student believes he was wearing blue jeans and a dark top. This has been reported to the police.

A local secondary school reported that one of their Year 9 students got on the 453 bus at Elephant and Castle on 17 January at approx. 7:50 a.m. and sat upstairs on the left hand side about half way down. At approx. Dunton Road, a man got on the bus and sat at the back on the right hand side. The student was on her phone making a call with her headphones in. She must have said her name, because the man then called it out. He said 'I like your hair' and the student said 'thank you' as she wanted to be polite. She got up to get off the bus at the stairs at the back and he then said 'can I take a picture of you' and then said 'your hair'. The student said 'no' and covered her face with a scarf. He then went to get out his phone. The student went down the stairs to get off the bus at Peckham Park Road. The man then leaned over the balcony and called the student's name again and asked for her number. She said 'no' and got off the bus. She was worried that he might follow her so she then called her friend, who encouraged her to report it once she got to school. Description - male, approx. aged 50, black Caribbean/African. Neat afro hair cut, no facial hair. Wearing a dark green/khaki jacket. This has been reported to the police.