Police heightened patrols after reports of potential child abduction

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Police heightened patrols after reports of potential child abduction

Police in Lambeth have issued a warning to parents after three attempted child abductions took place in the past week. 
Detectives in Lambeth are investigating three separate reports of a man or men approaching school children and suggesting the children go with them.
The first incident occurred on Thursday, January 15 on Sancroft Street, just off of Kennington Road, where a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man.
Then on Tuesday, January 20, an 11-year-old girl was approached by two men who were believed to be driving a white car on Kennington Lane.
The latest incident occurred yesterday on Kennington Lane, where a 16-year-old girl was approached by a man.
Detectives have linked the incidents based on the similarities of all three, but at this stage they do not have a definitive description of the man/men or the vehicle involved.
Officers are actively engaging with local schools and are asking and parents/careers to remain vigilant and to report any concerns to the police.
Patrols in the local area have been increased both before and after school whilst enquiries continue.
Maleena Pone was at the scene of the latest attempted abduction.

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