Warning after attempts to lure children into cars

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Parents are being warned to be vigilant after a series of incidents in which men tried to lure children into cars in the Deepings.

At around 4.30pm on Wednesday a man in a van approached an 11-year-old girl in Thackers Way, Market Deeping. The man, described as being of muscular build with a white baseball cap on, tried to entice her into his vehicle.

Yesterday (Thursday) at around 3.10pm in Millfield Road, Market Deeping, two men in a white van approached a 12-year-old boy and tried to entice him into the vehicle.

On the same day a 15-year-old girl felt that she was being followed by a man in the Burchall Close area of Deeping St James.

Police say thankfully all of the children involved acted sensibly; left the area, returned home and told their parents.

Officers are urging parents not to panic, but to be vigilant and to give their children the usual common sense stranger danger advice.

Investigations are ongoing and extra resources have been deployed to the area to at key times to step up patrols.

Anyone with any information can call Insp Mike Burnett via the 101 number.