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Keep our Kids SAFE

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangārei Leader

An URGENT message from Whangārei Intermediate School

URGENT - Please remind your child to be safe by walking home with a friend. Avoid being alone.

A student today was approached when walking home in Third Ave today by a man who drove across to the wrong side of the road and pulled up alongside her. He asked if she wanted a ride and when she declined he reached out and tried to grab her. She escaped his grasp and ran all the way home. The mother has reported to the police and has now arranged for a buddy to walk with her to/from school.

The man was described as possibly 50s, very dark complexion (possibly Indian or African) with grey stubble with a black beanie. Was driving a beaten-up older red car.

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