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Man arrested after red van driver acts suspiciously towards children in Salendine Nook

Parents have been warned about suspicious behaviour in the area

Police were seen talking to the driver of a red transit van after reports a man was seen acting suspiciously around children

Parents have been warned after a van driver was seen acting suspiciously around children in Huddersfield.

The red Transit was spotted on several occasions around Salendine Nook and Golcar with the driver stopping and talking to school children over the past week.

Police have arrested a man who is helping them with their enquiries, while schools have alerted parents to the issue.

Reports on social media claimed the male driver stopped a girl on Laund Road on Thursday.

Moorlands Primary School, Huddersfield
Moorlands Primary School, Huddersfield

A text message sent to parents from Moorlands Primary School said: “Please be aware, we have had reports of a red transit van acting suspiciously around New Hey Road area. Police aware.”

A spokesperson for the school said: “We need parents to remain vigilant.”

Police confirmed they arrested a man in connection with the reports.

New Hey Road, Salendine Nook
New Hey Road, Salendine Nook

A spokesperson said: “West Yorkshire Police have received reports of a man acting suspiciously around the Golcar and Salendine Nook areas over the last few days.

“Additional officers have been deployed to the area and as a result of calls from the public a man has been arrested and is currently helping police with enquiries.”

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