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Police assure parents after London child abduction rumours


Police have assured parents that there’s “no trigger for alarm” following a collection of speculative social media posts about suspicious incidents involving kids in south London.

The posts comply with 4 real studies of youngsters being adopted in Bromley, together with two incidents inside minutes of one another on April 30 in Beckenham, which police are investigating.

In latest days unconfirmed rumours have emerged of incidents at quite a few faculties in south London, together with claims kids have been drugged and kidnapped.

Supt Andy Brittain, of Croydon MPS, stated: “I perceive the priority expressed on social media and wish to reassure folks there isn’t a trigger for alarm.

“If we obtain info that will increase any threat to our kids, I’ll make sure that our residents and faculties are made conscious instantly.

“I might urge the neighborhood to not speculate any additional”.

Police have already elevated their “seen presence” all through the borough following the collection of confirmed studies, which they don’t consider had been linked.

An 8-year-old boy was approached by an unknown man at round 4.30pm within the wooded space of Kelsey Park on Friday, April 30.

According to studies, the person advised the Clare House Primary School pupil to go along with him, earlier than fleeing after the boy shouted to a pal.

Two hooded males on foot and one other in a automobile then reportedly stalked an 11-year-old, earlier than chasing him into close by Croydon Road Recreation Ground at round 4.40pm.

The males disappeared when the boy sought assist from two youngsters.

The most up-to-date incident occurred at The Glades procuring centre, on Friday (May 7), when two males had been stated to have been strolling behind a small lady, with one seemingly going to seize her hand – which was raised within the air – earlier than strolling off.