Police investigate alleged attempted abduction at primary school

Craigdhu Primary School, Milngavie
Craigdhu Primary School, Milngavie

A POSSIBLE abduction attempt at an East Dunbartonshire school is being probed by police.

Pupils at schools across the area have been given a safety talk following the alleged incident this week.

A major investigation has been launched after a child was stopped by a man outside Craigdhu Primary, Milngavie, on Monday.

The Herald understands the pupil was asked to get in the man’s car because the child’s parents were unable to do a pick up.

However, the youngster became alarmed and police were called.

As officers investigate, East Dunbartonshire Council (EDC) have issued a ‘stranger danger’ warning to all pupils.

On Tuesday, teachers reminded all pupils – including youngsters at Turnbull High – not to talk to or to accept lifts from people they don’t know . . . and what to do if they’re approached.

Strathclyde Police confirmed oficers are investigating the incident and have spoken to the pupil.

Gordon Currie, head of education at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “We have been alerted to this incident by Strathclyde Police and take any incidents of this nature very seriously.

“It is of paramount importance the safety of the children in our care. An urgent stranger danger notice has been issued to all schools which reinforces the safety message for all children.

“We will keep in close contact with the school and Strathclyde Police.”

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