Primary school's urgent warning after two men 'try to snatch two young girls'

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Woodfield Primary School has told parents to be 'extra vigilant' after two men reportedly tried to snatch two girls. (Reach)
Woodfield Primary School has told parents to be 'extra vigilant' after two men reportedly tried to snatch two girls. (Reach)

Parents at a primary school in Doncaster have been warned to be “extra vigilant” after two men reportedly attempted to snatch two young girls.

Woodfield Primary School in Balby, Doncaster, has sent an urgent email to parents following the incident this week.

The message from the school has been shared widely on Facebook by worried parents.

A spokesperson for Woodfield Primary School told parents: "You may already be aware due to reports on social media but we have been informed this morning that yesterday evening two men attempted to snatch two children of primary school age from Weston Road.

Police have reportedly arrested one man in connection with the incident. (Getty/stock photo)
Police have reportedly arrested one man in connection with the incident. (Getty/stock photo)

"One was caught and arrested and the other got away.

"Thankfully both girls are safe.

"Please be extra vigilant and ensure you report in anything untoward to the police direct.

"We strongly recommend that all children are collected from school by an adult over the age of 18."

The incident comes just days after a man was arrested for attempted child kidnap in a separate incident.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police told Yahoo News UK that they were "aware" of reports of suspicious behaviour in the error but added: "No reports have currently been made to police."

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