A mum has spoken of her terror after her son was the alleged goal of what’s reported to be an abduction attempt outdoors an East Kilbride major faculty.
The 11-year-old baby was ready to be picked up from Kirktonholme Main College final week on Wednesday, Might 25 when his mum claims he was approached by three males in a white van on Dornoch Place.
He’s stated to have informed the lads to “go away” after they repeatedly informed him to get within the van by the driving force, Lanarkshire Live reports.
Whereas he was unhurt within the incident, his mum has stated he was left “so frightened”.
Sharing a publish on Facebook, she warned different dad and mom to be on excessive alert after the upsetting incident in addition to asking for any CCTV or dashcam footage to be launched.
She wrote: “Simply wish to warn different dad and mom at present after faculty between 3.03 and three.10pm there was a white lorry van with three males attempting to ask my son to get in at Kirktonholme Main College. After he shouted ‘no my mum’s coming’ they continued to ask after which left.
“I am additionally asking if anybody noticed one thing or heard one thing to let me know or anybody who stays close by that has cameras or ring doorbell or who had a supply or one thing from them any data can be appreciated.”
Chatting with Lanarkshire Dwell, the mum stated “I might have misplaced him in seven minutes.”
She additionally praised the college for his or her critical response to the incident, saying they’ve been on “excessive alert”.
She stated: “I’ve felt sick, it is my worst worry come to life.
“My son is so frightened, he is positively been scarred mentally by this. I am so proud that he did the proper factor and informed them to go away. He stated the incident made his stomach damage.
“Everyone seems to be on edge because it might have been any one in all their youngsters. The varsity has been nice and on excessive alert, they actually care a lot about their pupils.”
Within the mum’s social media publish she included an image of the kind of van and suspects which learn: “Driver was brown skinned, quick beard, brown hair, black t-shirt. He did not get a very good have a look at one in all them and the third was white skinned, blonde hair, white t-shirt.”
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The van is reported to have left within the course of the School Milton and was seen driving on the fallacious facet of the highway.
CCTV pictures of the van have since been shared by residents with doorbell cameras within the space.
Cops confirmed they obtained “a report of concern”, nonetheless Police Scotland haven’t been capable of set up any criminality at the moment.
Inspector David Doherty stated: “We obtained a report of an incident whereby a van approached a boy in East Kilbride on Wednesday, Might 25.
“Enquiries have been carried out and it was established there have been was nothing untoward. The complainer was totally up to date.”
Workers and oldsters have been made conscious of the incident with police set to go to the college for a security discuss with pupils.
A spokesman for South Lanarkshire Council stated: “We’re working with police to help the younger individuals within the faculty together with reinforcing security messages together with Stranger Hazard.”