Valerie Horton

Reports of man talking to kids outside school

POLICE are urging parents to speak with their children after reports of a man talking to children outside Yarrilee State School.

But police have not had any complaints from anyone approached by the man.

"For the past two mornings there has been a man following kids to school trying to talk to them … Telling them they are beautiful and will they be his friend," a post on the public Facebook group Hervey Bay Buy Swap and Sell reported.

Hervey Bay police acting officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Hayley Skyring said no parents or children had come forward with complaints.

"We did receive information that someone had approached some students on the way to school," Snr Sgt Skyring said.

"There has been no offences committed."

Snr Sgt Skyring urged people to report it to police if they had seen it happen.

Police are following up on the matter.

She said parents should to talk to their children to ensure they knew what to do if they were approached.

"They don't have to talk to the person," Snr Sgt Skyring said.

"Just keep walking towards school and tell a teacher as soon as they arrive at school."

Snr Skyring urged parents to ensure they children knew not to go with or get into a car with someone they do not know.



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