Warning to parents after young girl approached by two men near village bus stop

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Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Rothersthorpe, near Northampton, in which a young girl on her way to school was approached by two men in a car.

The girl, who is a pupil at Campion School, was near the bus stop in Rothersthorpe at 8.30am yesterday when she noticed a silver Vauxhall Corsa driving slowly along the road.

The girl became concerned and ran off towards the bus stop.

A police spokesman said: “Police are looking into the matter to establish the nature of the incident and what exactly happened. Officers do not believe this to be connected to any other incident at this stage.

“Two men were in the car at the time. The car was an old shape Vauxhall Corsa.

“Officers are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time or witnessed anything to call 101 or 999 in an emergency.”

The incident comes in the same week that a man approached a 10-year-old in Banbury Lane in Northampton

A number of primary schools in Northampton have sent letters home to parents warning them about the dangers of children walking home alone.