Police are hunting a man who has been trying to persuade school kids into his car in Nash Mills and Benetts End.
It’s thought the same man is responsible for approaching children following two separate incidents in just one week.
A number of schools around Kings Langley, including The Reddings and Longdean School, have sent out emails to parents warning them of the danger. One pupil was approached close to Leverstock Green tennis courts on Grasmere Close.
There have also been reports of similar incidents in Hemel Hempstead and Watford
Dacorum Chief Inspector Paul Mitson said: “I understand these reports are likely to cause concern in the local community and I would like to reassure people that we are thoroughly investigating the matter to establish the circumstances and have increased patrols in the area.
“Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity of this nature should record the registration number of the vehicle involved and report it to police straightaway.”
A number of concerned parents have taken to social media, one commented: It’s about time something was done about this there seems to be a concerted effort by these creeps and it will only be a matter of time where a child will not be so lucky. Police have got to make themselves present at these schools visible deterrent I believe it’s called.”
“I would urge anyone who has witnessed incidents first-hand to please contact us with information so we can get a clearer picture around what has happened and establish whether any offences have occurred.
“Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity of this nature should record the registration number of the vehicle involved and report it to police straightaway.
“If you have information, please contact the Hemel Hempstead Safer Neighbourhood Team via the non-emergency number 101. You can also report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.”