Man in 20s arrested after approaching school children with inappropriate images

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The children were approached on Haylands Way (image: Google Maps)

Schools in Bedford have issued safeguarding reminders to parents and pupils after a man in his 20s was arrested this morning (Tuesday).

Bedfordshire Police received reports of a man approaching children on their way to school near Haylands Way at around 8.20am.

Shortly after, one man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of inciting a child in sexual activity, as well as assaulting an emergency worker.

A message sent to parents at one nearby school said:

“We have been informed by a local school that two of their students were approached by a male on their way to school this morning.

“He tried to show them inappropriate pictures on a mobile phone.”

Bedfordshire Police said they have increased patrols in the area to provide reassurance.

If you any information, please call 101 and quote reference 76 of 23 November.

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