Students and parents have been urged to be vigilant after two men “tried to get a schoolgirl in their van”.
The Redmaids’ High School student was walking home in Downs Cote View on Friday evening (June 21) when a van stopped beside her.
The two men inside the van then attempted to get the Year 7 pupil in the vehicle but were scared off by a nearby family member.
Following the incident, the school issued a warning to parents on Monday morning (June 24) and urged students to be vigilant.
“We wanted to make you aware of an incident that occurred on Friday evening,” the warning said.
“At 4.40pm, a year seven student was walking home from school, down Downs Cote View, when a white transit van with two 70+ year old men inside stopped, and tried to get her in the van.
“Luckily, a family member was in her car nearby and she shouted to the student, which scared the men off. They immediately did a three-point turn and went back the way they came.
“The only other description we have is that the driver had a red sun hat on.
“The police have been informed, but could we remind all students to stay vigilant.”
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary added: “We can confirm we received reports of an incident at 4.30pm on Friday June 21 on Downs Cote Road in Bristol in which a school pupil was spoken to by two men in a passing vehicle.
“We have been in contact with the person reporting, taken details for intelligence purposes and issued advice.”