Sutton police suspicious after men in white van pull up next to school children

This Is Local London: The Beddington South Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) is treating the incident as suspicious. The Beddington South Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) is treating the incident as suspicious.

Police are appealing for information after men in a van pulled up next to school boys and drove off.

Two boys had just left St Elphege’s School, in Wallington, after an athletics club meeting on Tuesday at 4.50pm when two men pulled up near them in a white or grey VW Transporter van outside school.

The men inside the van are described as white, one is his 30s and the other in his 40s.

No words were exchanged and there was no physical contact between the men or the pupils.

The Beddington South Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) is treating the incident as suspicious.

No vehicle registration number was reported to police.

If you have any information contact Beddington South SNT on 020 8721 2073, Sutton Police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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9:16pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Magicman3000 says...

What exactly was the crime here?
What exactly was the crime here? Magicman3000

11:16pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Sandy46 says...

I agree with earlier comment, not sure what the police are supposed to do if they happen to come across this pair.
I agree with earlier comment, not sure what the police are supposed to do if they happen to come across this pair. Sandy46

7:49am Sat 25 Jan 14

Niki R says...

Charge them with 'parking with intent'? Are we going to be suspicious of everyone who goes within 6 feet of a child now?
Charge them with 'parking with intent'? Are we going to be suspicious of everyone who goes within 6 feet of a child now? Niki R

9:32am Sat 25 Jan 14

PeterM says...

So the driver gets a call on his mobile phone, pulls over to answer it, then when he's finished he drives away.

I appreciate we have to be vigilant, but either there's something we're not being told, or it's a bit of an overreaction.
So the driver gets a call on his mobile phone, pulls over to answer it, then when he's finished he drives away. I appreciate we have to be vigilant, but either there's something we're not being told, or it's a bit of an overreaction. PeterM

7:40pm Sat 25 Jan 14

alphabeti says...

Does anyone know if they were Lib Dems?
Does anyone know if they were Lib Dems? alphabeti

9:36pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Michael Pantlin says...

How about this then. I was standing by a bus stop last week when a red bus full of people pulled up. No words were exchanged, not one did anything and then the bus drove off
How about this then. I was standing by a bus stop last week when a red bus full of people pulled up. No words were exchanged, not one did anything and then the bus drove off Michael Pantlin

10:36am Sun 26 Jan 14

Brianfromsutton says...

It Beggars Belief......

As others have said, based on what is reported here what crime was committed or have the Sutton Guardian not been given all of the facts? why are the SNT treating this as suspicious?

Did the boys report it or did someone else? Describing the men inside as one in his 30s and one in his 40s seems an interesting observation from 2 young school children, who couldn't get the registration number!

I'm all for the safety and protection of young people and we should be vigilant at all times, but isn't paranoia creeping in a bit too much or, as I said, are there more details to this than have been reported?
It Beggars Belief...... As others have said, based on what is reported here what crime was committed or have the Sutton Guardian not been given all of the facts? why are the SNT treating this as suspicious? Did the boys report it or did someone else? Describing the men inside as one in his 30s and one in his 40s seems an interesting observation from 2 young school children, who couldn't get the registration number! I'm all for the safety and protection of young people and we should be vigilant at all times, but isn't paranoia creeping in a bit too much or, as I said, are there more details to this than have been reported? Brianfromsutton

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